Who Do We Come To H(a)unt

Marcio Carvalho

In a time where statues and monuments are toppling globally, Who Do We Come to H(a)unt offers a timely opportunity for alternative stories to be drawn and told, and where old hegemonic histories can be re-customized. This is an interactive art project that uses drawing to disrupt the memorial culture advertised by statues, monuments and memorials of colonial and imperial rulers still standing today in many cities around the globe. Márcio Carvalho is an artist and a contemporary art curator whose projects are primarily focused on collective technologies and practices of remembering, and how they influence individual and group memory of past events. His work examines public life and archives, autobiographical memory, and collective memory, with a focus on acts of remembering and their biological, cultural and social influences.

 

Presented as part of Creativate Digital Arts Festival.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Márcio Carvalho is an artist and a contemporary art curator whose projects are primarily focused on collective technologies and practices of remembering, and how they influence individual and group memory of past events.

His work examines public life and archives, autobiographical memory and collective memory, with a focus on acts of remembering and their biological, cultural and social influences. He uses performance art as a process-based practice and a tool to examine representational memories that are embedded in different urban and private settings. He translates the latter processes into works of film, drawing and photography, in an attempt to interrupt the ways hegemonic narratives create an idea and experience of the past, leading people to remember specific events and forgetting others, acknowledging the existence of western technologies of knowledge and shuttering other forms of knowing, specially those embodied.

Carvalho holds a Master degree in performing arts from HZT/ UDK Berlin and a Master degree in Visual Arts from ESAD, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. He showcase his work and collaborated with communities in five continents.