We will be joined by Pedro Neves Marques for an online Q&A, following the screening Pedro Neves Marques: A World of Many Worlds.
Inspired by science fiction and speculative storytelling the films of Pedro Neves Marques remain deeply rooted in contemporary realities. Against the rise of authoritarian governments, the continued legacies of settler-colonialism, and amidst on-going environmental destruction, Pedro’s films offer gentle and politically charged visions of other relations. Non-binary lovers come together in a house in the forest; a lab team genetically-engineer mosquitos in an attempt to control the Zika virus; and an indigenous android talks about reproductive rights with a field of infertile corn. Through intense atmospheric soundscapes and entrancing visuals we are invited to enter a speculative world where care, love and mutual awareness are essential to our beyond-human interconnectedness.
This Q&A will be hosted on Zoom and Pedro Neves Marques’ films are available to watch online as part of the HOME Artist Film Weekender 2020 from Thu 3 Dec – Sun 6 Dec.
Image credit: A Mordida (The Bite), dir. Pedro Neves Marques, 2019