Over the last few years, my work developed around issues of public space, the relation between reality and fiction and the politics of participation, through a performative and often collective practice. Driven by emancipatory concerns, I’m interested in finding new ways of living and working together.

In my work, space becomes text by finding common places present in language, gestures, routines and protocols that define a social choreography and activate mechanisms of recognition and self awareness when exposed. And text becomes space by developing platforms that invite the audience for engaging on a common process of learning/sharing, or in other words, choreographing/performing the social. Influenced by activist feminism, I became also interested in ritualised performance and dance as a mechanism for social change.

I’ve also initiated and have been involved in concept development and production of (interdisciplinary) artistic and educational programs, such as the Oblique International, which I initiated together with Patricia Pinheiro de Sousa in 2013, a Rotterdam based platform operating within the public sphere. Since 2012 I run my own studio where I collaborate with other art initiatives as a cultural producer and advisor. I am a board member of the m/other voices Foundation. Dancing, writing and coaching are also a part of my artistic practice.

S. Pedrosa

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