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unsettling deprogramming pt.2

with Cibelle Bastos

Project Space 2
Mx. Cibelle Cavalli Bastos. Non-binary, They/Them pronouns. Artist, independent researcher and activist. Lives and works between Berlin, São Paulo and London. Graduated in 2015 from Royal College of Art, London. Released four music albums worldwide and has performed and presented work in Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid-SP), Martin Gropius Bau (Berlin-DE), ICA (London-UK), MASP (São Paulo-BR), Carnegie Hall (NY-USA), LCCA (Riga-LV), CAC Wifredo Lam (Havana-Cuba), 6th Moscow Biennale (Moscow-RU), and collaborations in the 28th /31st São Paulo Biennial (SP-Brazil), among others. Cibelle Cavalli Bastos has a conceptual, expanded field and interdisciplinary practice that includes writing, performance, sound, video, painting, sculpture, and installation. Currently operating daily through Instagram stories and IGTV under @aevtarperform with the project Aevtar/ Deprogram. Concerned with the challenges in perception posed by technological advance-ments, the constant repetition of violent behavioural patterns, and its consequences in identity formation and politics. Cavalli Bastos works with pattern recognition, linguistics, psychology and cognition in search for the core structures that uphold violence, oppressive systems, and disable empathy.

We are pleased to welcome again Brazilian-born, Berlin-based multimedia artist Cibelle Cavalli Bastos who leads a two-day workshop "Ævtar/Deprogram: scanning for malware / “a”, not “I” #debinarize" which takes a metaphorical approach to looking at ideas of human perception and understandings of the Self. Applying this idea specifically to computational systems–of accessing inner technologies and kick-starting a deprogramming process–the event will look at inner movements and their external manifestations in people, through parallels with malware and trigger mechanisms, as well as language as an OS, and “intrapolitical” concepts. “a”, not ...