Pedro Neves Marques

Pedro Neves Marques is a visual artist, filmmaker, and writer. They have published widely between art, anthropology, and ecology, edited the anthology The Forest and The School, and guest-edited e-flux journal's special issue Supercommunity for the Venice Biennale. Beyond their publishing activities Pedro Neves Marques is also a co-founder of inhabitants-tv.org, an online channel for experimental reporting.

  • YWY, Searching for a Character between Future Worlds

    YWY, Searching for a Character between Future Worlds

    Gender, Ecology, Science Fiction

    Pedro Neves Marques

    Science-fiction narratives on indigenisms and the creation of worlds.

    Conceived by Pedro Neves Marques, YWY is an android played by indigenous actress and artist Zahy Guajajara, who gave her the name “YWY,” meaning “land” or “territory” in her native Tupi-Guarani language. The character's co-invention by a white European author and a native artist from Brazil sets in motion a dynamic that can be resolved only by being given away and shared with a plurality of voices. YWY, Searching for a Character between Future Worlds shares the fictional character of YWY with several authors from Brazil, the United States, and beyond, creating a conversation about science fiction and robotics, ecology and gender, Indigenous Futurisms, and what it means to be human.

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  • Futurity Report

    Futurity Report

    Eric C. H. de Bruyn and Sven Lütticken

    Theorists, historians, and artists address the precarious futurity of the notion of the future itself.

    Not long ago, a melancholic left and a manic neoliberalism seemed to arrive at an awkward consensus: the foreclosure of futurity. Whereas the former mourned the failure of its utopian project, the latter celebrated the triumph of a global marketplace. The radical hope of realizing a singularly different, more equitable future was displaced by a belief that the future had already come to pass, limiting post-historical society to an uneventful life of endless accumulation. Today, amidst an abundance of neofuturisms, posthumanisms, futurologies, speculative philosophies, and accelerationist scenarios, there is as well an expanding awareness of a looming planetary catastrophe driven by the extractionist logic of capitalism. Despite this return to the future, the temporal horizon of our present moment is perhaps more aptly characterized by the “shrinking future” of just-in-time production, risk management, high-frequency trading, and the futures market. In Futurity Report, theorists, historians, and artists address the precarious futurity of the notion of the future itself.

    Contributors

    McKenzie Wark, China Miéville, Kerstin Stakemeier, Diedrich Diederichsen, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Marina Vishmidt, Johannes Paul Raether, Felicity D. Scott, Silvia Maglioni, Graeme Thomson, Doreen Mende, Pedro Neves Marques, Achille Mbembe, Kodwo Eshun, Haytham El-Wardany, T. J. Demos, Ana Teixeira Pinto

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