27 JAN—24 MARCH 2019
PRIVATE VIEW 26 JAN, 3—4.30PM
What would change if we knew we could live forever?
Skeuomorph is a new video installation that imagines a world in which humans have evolved to become immortal in a virtual world. Each video presents the thought patterns of the four characters which Pedro calls Tripplesapiens, as they attempt to make sense of their own ethical resolves. Pedro calls us to reflect on the fact that in many ways we will continue to live on forever, as we have uploaded so much of our identities into the virtual.
Skeuomorph is the second part of Pedro Moreira’s series ‘The Tripplesapiens’, an ongoing work that analyses virtual landscapes of 3D generated videogames as a form Utopia. Inspired by the artist’s idea of ‘heaven’, instilled by their Mormon upbringing, the world of the Tripplesapiens is one inwhich humans have evolved, through a techno-biological process similar to that of imago (found in metamorphosing insects), into a state of immortality, where time is spent improving individual skill sets and learning more about new and past worlds.
Selected exhibitions include: Collectives not Collections, Raven Row, 2018, How do groups Learn?, The Shop, London, 2018, Un_Becoming, SomoS, Berlin, 2018,
Compacto, Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, Aarhus, 2018, La Guarida (2), Filet, London, 2018, It’s Their Thought That Counts, Croydon Arts Center, 2018, Bored But Secured, Wozen, Lisbon, 2018, I make films because I can, with my MacBook Pro and iPhone that have left me with no money to make anything lse, MACAO, Milan, 2018, Transcending
Species Transcending Gender Transcending Nations and Robots Somewhere, Deptford Cinema, London, 2018.