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A Performance by Pedro Zylbersztajn and Conversation with Gabriela Rangel

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

June 6, 2018


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Brazilian artist Pedro Zylbersztajn will perform "brickwork" (2017), a physical record of the process of re/constitution of language. Unfolding as a 12" disc/book and a performance, it is based on a circular text that regards language use as a permanent building site. The makeshift process of fabricating the record creates, in itself, a series of impediments to a pristine listening of the words. As the needle progresses and radial distances diminish, textural noises take over and sound resolution decreases. Each side of the record provides new breath to the text, that degenerates and regenerates differently for every cycle.

A conversation with Americas Society Chief Curator and Director of Visual Arts Gabriela Rangel will follow the performance.

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Image: Courtesy of the artist.

About the artist: Pedro Zylbersztajn (São Paulo, 1993) is a graduating master's candidate at the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology. He has been an active participant of the art publishing scene in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo since 2014, has participated in a number of group shows in Brazil and in the United States, and held his first solo exhibition at Casamata gallery, Rio de Janeiro, in 2016. His practice resides in the crossing space between different polysemic (intra)actions, such as reading, drawing, writing, editing, programming and sounding, and his work is particularly inclined to discuss language, rhetoric, translation, and the social-artistic-semantic implications of technology.