The figure of the zombie was central to our understanding of capitalism and the concept of biopolitics in the 20th century. The figure of the fossil — extracted from the Earth having accumulated time or history — invites us to think about the generalised crisis that many people call the Anthropocene. This performance makes a fossil of contemporary extractivism and reflects on how geology and processes that occur inside the Earth are inscribed in human history.
Fóssil [Fossil] is a book and a performance where language takes on different scales and exposes itself to sabotage. Fóssil is accompanied in the space by a series by works by visual artist Hugo Canoilas, resulting from a version of the performance created for the finissage of “Antes do Início e Depois do Fim”, curated by Sara António Matos and Pedro Faro at Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar.
There performances are followed by conversations (in Portuguese only) with João Prates Ruivo, Greve Limática Estudantil, and Climáximo.