18NOR_SCB_artists_Luis_Roque

ZERO (2019)
HD video, color, sound
5'30"
Courtesy of the artist and Mendes Wood DM

Combining the aesthetics of science fiction and fantasy with allegory, Roque’s film ZERO ponders our determined drive towards modernity. Dubai’s iconic skyline sets the backdrop of the film. However it is devoid of any life, human or otherwise. The only living existence that we are aware of is a dog who orbits the desolate environs of the city from the confines of an unidentifiable capsule. Where did this flying entity originate from? Where is it headed? Perhaps the dog is the only living organism left on Earth charged with important information. Of this, we cannot be sure.


BIO

Luiz Roque’s works inhabit a space between cinema, art and critical theory; all within the scope of political dispute that is both real and imaginary. Furthermore, his works comment on the dissociative conditions of being between the latency of life and respective bureaucratic definitions. In this sense, his works combine the splendor of science fiction - as a device for the dissemination of hypotheses – in the language of cinema in order to present us with scenarios of social tension and complex public debates. Luiz Roque was born in 1979 in Cachoeira do Sul, Brazil. He lives and works in São Paulo.

Recent solo exhibitions include Televisão (MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, 2018), HEAVEN (Tramway, Glasgow, 2017), The Modern Years (Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, 2017) and Ancestral (CCSP, São Paulo, 2016). His work has also been included in several institutional exhibitions including 1st Riga Biennial (2018), Avenida Paulista (MASP, São Paulo, 2017), 32th São Paulo Biennial (2016), Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers (MoMA PS1, New York, 2016), The Violet Crab (DRAF, London, 2015), The Brancusi Effect, (Kunsthalle, Vienna, 2014), 9th Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, 2013) and Love and Hate to Lygia Clark (Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, 2013).

The work is part of guest curator Nathanja van Dijk’s screening program Unquiet.

ZERO (2019)
HD video, color, sound
5'30"
Courtesy of the artist and Mendes Wood DM

Combining the aesthetics of science fiction and fantasy with allegory, Roque’s film ZERO ponders our determined drive towards modernity. Dubai’s iconic skyline sets the backdrop of the film. However it is devoid of any life, human or otherwise. The only living existence that we are aware of is a dog who orbits the desolate environs of the city from the confines of an unidentifiable capsule. Where did this flying entity originate from? Where is it headed? Perhaps the dog is the only living organism left on Earth charged with important information. Of this, we cannot be sure.


BIO

Luiz Roque’s works inhabit a space between cinema, art and critical theory; all within the scope of political dispute that is both real and imaginary. Furthermore, his works comment on the dissociative conditions of being between the latency of life and respective bureaucratic definitions. In this sense, his works combine the splendor of science fiction - as a device for the dissemination of hypotheses – in the language of cinema in order to present us with scenarios of social tension and complex public debates. Luiz Roque was born in 1979 in Cachoeira do Sul, Brazil. He lives and works in São Paulo.

Recent solo exhibitions include Televisão (MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, 2018), HEAVEN (Tramway, Glasgow, 2017), The Modern Years (Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, 2017) and Ancestral (CCSP, São Paulo, 2016). His work has also been included in several institutional exhibitions including 1st Riga Biennial (2018), Avenida Paulista (MASP, São Paulo, 2017), 32th São Paulo Biennial (2016), Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers (MoMA PS1, New York, 2016), The Violet Crab (DRAF, London, 2015), The Brancusi Effect, (Kunsthalle, Vienna, 2014), 9th Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, 2013) and Love and Hate to Lygia Clark (Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, 2013).

The work is part of guest curator Nathanja van Dijk’s screening program Unquiet.

ZERO (2019)
HD video, color, sound
5'30"
Courtesy of the artist and Mendes Wood DM

Combining the aesthetics of science fiction and fantasy with allegory, Roque’s film ZERO ponders our determined drive towards modernity. Dubai’s iconic skyline sets the backdrop of the film. However it is devoid of any life, human or otherwise. The only living existence that we are aware of is a dog who orbits the desolate environs of the city from the confines of an unidentifiable capsule. Where did this flying entity originate from? Where is it headed? Perhaps the dog is the only living organism left on Earth charged with important information. Of this, we cannot be sure.


BIO

Luiz Roque’s works inhabit a space between cinema, art and critical theory; all within the scope of political dispute that is both real and imaginary. Furthermore, his works comment on the dissociative conditions of being between the latency of life and respective bureaucratic definitions. In this sense, his works combine the splendor of science fiction - as a device for the dissemination of hypotheses – in the language of cinema in order to present us with scenarios of social tension and complex public debates. Luiz Roque was born in 1979 in Cachoeira do Sul, Brazil. He lives and works in São Paulo.

Recent solo exhibitions include Televisão (MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, 2018), HEAVEN (Tramway, Glasgow, 2017), The Modern Years (Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, 2017) and Ancestral (CCSP, São Paulo, 2016). His work has also been included in several institutional exhibitions including 1st Riga Biennial (2018), Avenida Paulista (MASP, São Paulo, 2017), 32th São Paulo Biennial (2016), Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers (MoMA PS1, New York, 2016), The Violet Crab (DRAF, London, 2015), The Brancusi Effect, (Kunsthalle, Vienna, 2014), 9th Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, 2013) and Love and Hate to Lygia Clark (Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, 2013).

The work is part of guest curator Nathanja van Dijk’s screening program Unquiet.

ZERO (2019)
HD video, color, sound
5'30"
Courtesy of the artist and Mendes Wood DM

Combining the aesthetics of science fiction and fantasy with allegory, Roque’s film ZERO ponders our determined drive towards modernity. Dubai’s iconic skyline sets the backdrop of the film. However it is devoid of any life, human or otherwise. The only living existence that we are aware of is a dog who orbits the desolate environs of the city from the confines of an unidentifiable capsule. Where did this flying entity originate from? Where is it headed? Perhaps the dog is the only living organism left on Earth charged with important information. Of this, we cannot be sure.


BIO

Luiz Roque’s works inhabit a space between cinema, art and critical theory; all within the scope of political dispute that is both real and imaginary. Furthermore, his works comment on the dissociative conditions of being between the latency of life and respective bureaucratic definitions. In this sense, his works combine the splendor of science fiction - as a device for the dissemination of hypotheses – in the language of cinema in order to present us with scenarios of social tension and complex public debates. Luiz Roque was born in 1979 in Cachoeira do Sul, Brazil. He lives and works in São Paulo.

Recent solo exhibitions include Televisão (MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, 2018), HEAVEN (Tramway, Glasgow, 2017), The Modern Years (Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, 2017) and Ancestral (CCSP, São Paulo, 2016). His work has also been included in several institutional exhibitions including 1st Riga Biennial (2018), Avenida Paulista (MASP, São Paulo, 2017), 32th São Paulo Biennial (2016), Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers (MoMA PS1, New York, 2016), The Violet Crab (DRAF, London, 2015), The Brancusi Effect, (Kunsthalle, Vienna, 2014), 9th Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, 2013) and Love and Hate to Lygia Clark (Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, 2013).

The work is part of guest curator Nathanja van Dijk’s screening program Unquiet.

ZERO (2019)
HD video, color, sound
5'30"
Courtesy of the artist and Mendes Wood DM

Combining the aesthetics of science fiction and fantasy with allegory, Roque’s film ZERO ponders our determined drive towards modernity. Dubai’s iconic skyline sets the backdrop of the film. However it is devoid of any life, human or otherwise. The only living existence that we are aware of is a dog who orbits the desolate environs of the city from the confines of an unidentifiable capsule. Where did this flying entity originate from? Where is it headed? Perhaps the dog is the only living organism left on Earth charged with important information. Of this, we cannot be sure.


BIO

Luiz Roque’s works inhabit a space between cinema, art and critical theory; all within the scope of political dispute that is both real and imaginary. Furthermore, his works comment on the dissociative conditions of being between the latency of life and respective bureaucratic definitions. In this sense, his works combine the splendor of science fiction - as a device for the dissemination of hypotheses – in the language of cinema in order to present us with scenarios of social tension and complex public debates. Luiz Roque was born in 1979 in Cachoeira do Sul, Brazil. He lives and works in São Paulo.

Recent solo exhibitions include Televisão (MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, 2018), HEAVEN (Tramway, Glasgow, 2017), The Modern Years (Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, 2017) and Ancestral (CCSP, São Paulo, 2016). His work has also been included in several institutional exhibitions including 1st Riga Biennial (2018), Avenida Paulista (MASP, São Paulo, 2017), 32th São Paulo Biennial (2016), Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers (MoMA PS1, New York, 2016), The Violet Crab (DRAF, London, 2015), The Brancusi Effect, (Kunsthalle, Vienna, 2014), 9th Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, 2013) and Love and Hate to Lygia Clark (Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, 2013).

The work is part of guest curator Nathanja van Dijk’s screening program Unquiet.

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