|Pedro Matias is an artist and researcher based in Amsterdam, exploring immersive environments that play with alternative dynamics of participation, new flows of alternative knowledge, ‘aesthesis’ and performativity. Their work facilitates time based spaces to encounter the stranger matter; the stranger body; the stranger self. Pedro’s work shape-shifts across mediums, as a necessary feature of its form, composition, and politics, operating in liminal spaces of regeneration. They understand spaces (of intimacy) assembled in-between the familiar and the stranger and facilitate fluid and caring supportive structures, as support of agitation and instability, to empower the queer (human and more-than-human) potential for political action and trans*formation. Against fixity and stagnation Pedro searches for performativity in matter and its agency while longing for a utopian intimate soft futurity.
Pedro is currently developing a collaborative artist-run research network – Iridescent Institute of Desire, focused on de/composing the notion of stable structures and (re)imagine collaboration from the perspective of eternal event of ‘desiring’.
Pedro Matias holds a MFA from Sandberg Institute (Fine Arts Department) and a MA (Philosophy – Aesthetics) from the New University of Lisbon.
A longing for surrendering (Photo: Marc Doradzillo)
Depaysement a saudade do desencontro (Photo: Marc Doradzillo)
They said I was never an island credits