What might it mean if we were to think of mining not as extraction but rather as exhumation? What difference would it make to use this word instead? A word that indicates not merely the drawing out of matter from somewhere, but more precisely the unearthing of matter, the unburying of dead matter. If we exhume the various meanings that lie in the word exhumation itself, we can start to understand its relation to soil (humus) and thus its relation to the human (a being close to the earth, “earthling”).
With collaboration and contributions from Maria Reis, Filipe Felizardo and Vasco Lé Dias. Alongside the exhibition, a facsimile print of essays by Dulce Simões, Mário Vieira de Carvalho and Airton Caesar Monteiro.
João Polido Gomes is a composer and artist from Marinha Grande, lives in Lisbon, and studies at the Dutch Art Institute (2020-2022). Edits and acts music under the name of...Polido. Recent music releases include Sabor A Terra & A Casa E Os Cães (Holuzam, 2020) and Música Livre/Free Music (author edition with Spirit Shop support, 2019). He collaborated as sound director and composer for the films of Louis Henderson, Madalena Fragoso e Margarida Meneses, Romana Schmalisch & Robert Schlicht, Filipa César and Marte Eknæs & Michael Amstad. Throughout edit and dissection of digital techniques of sound processing, his work focus on the sound as material and tool to approach and articulate questions of language, archive, and history of music.
Louis Henderson is a filmmaker and writer who experiments with different ways of working with people to address and question our current global condition defined by racial capitalism and ever-present histories of the European colonial project. Since 2017, Henderson has been working within the artist group The Living and the Dead Ensemble. Based between Haiti and France, they focus on theatre, poetry and cinema, their first feature film Ouvertures was awarded a FIPRESCI special mention at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival 2020. His work has been shown in various international film festivals, art museums and biennials and is distributed by LUX and Video Data Bank. He lives and works in Paris.
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