How to Make a Mask
Pedro Barateiro, João Mourão & Luís Silva (Eds.)
How to Make a Mask borrows its title from artist Pedro Barateiro’s new performances that reflect upon the role of the individual within the sociopolitical situations of the collective through references ranging from psychological tests to the history of theater. By sharing the same title as his performance, the publication acknowledges the central role that this piece has attained in terms of understanding and articulating Barateiro’s ongoing inquiry into what modes of being in the world we are able to (re)produce. The work was developed and first presented when social media started defining new forms of personal interaction, only to be further mediated by technology and interpreted by algorithms and bots whose sole purpose is to satisfy our immediate desires. After all these years, it is now apparent that these new forms of communication are easily manipulated, facilitating new ways of political control. Featured are Barateiro’s own writings and extensive visual material, essays by Ana Teixeira Pinto and Anders Kreuger, and an epilogue by Pieternel Vermoortel and Els Silvrants-Barclay.
8 x 10 ¾ in. / 240 pp / Full b&w and color
Retail Price: $34.00
KUNSTHALLE LISBON, PORTUGAL