Join us for a screening and discussion with Portuguese visual artist, filmmaker, and writer Pedro Neves Marques who will present their new work Becoming Male in the Middle Ages (2022).
The work of Pedro Neves Marques ranges from cinema, film, and installation, to short stories, poetry, and theoretical writings, and has been shown in major contemporary art institutions globally, including as the Portuguese representation at the 59th Venice Biennale (2022).
Influenced by anthropology and feminist and queer histories of science, their work highlights the clash between disputing images of nature, technology, and gender, with science fiction and speculative writing being key to imagining other futures.
Pedro Neves Marques: Becoming Male in the Middle Ages (2022, 22 mins)
Mirene and André are a heterosexual couple struggling with infertility issues. Carl and Vicente are a homosexual couple undergoing an experimental procedure in order to have a biological child. The film’s classic cinematography contrasts with a science-fictionalised narrative, to deliver an utterly refreshing exploration of gender, reproduction, normativity, and the notion of family. A work that’s food for thought – like the lab-grown meat in its opening scene.
This event includes a post-screening discussion with Pedro Neves Marques, hosted by HOME Artist Film Weekender co-curator Jamie Allan.
Image credit: Pedro Neves Marques, Becoming Male in the Middle Ages, 2022