Lourenço Soares

firstpersonsingular@hyper-separation.episteme (pronoun ecologies)

video installation (11min, sound), sound by Leonor Arnaut and João Carreiro, 2021

firstpersonsingular@hyper-separation.episteme uses pronoun categories to look at how language represents nonhuman agents and ideas of human exceptionalism and individuality. 3d models are overlapped by diagrams, drawings, and texts taken from encyclopedias, grammars, and theoretical texts. The sound was performed by two musicians who interpret a score made up of word classes, pronoun declensions, and verb conjugations from Portuguese grammar.