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Pedro Sequeira: Cuspir os dentes

Exhibition  /  18 May 2013  -  31 May 2013
Published: 08.05.2013
Pedro Sequeira. Brooch: Spitting teeth, 2012. Bronze, orthopantomographies. Pedro Sequeira
Brooch: Spitting teeth, 2012
Bronze, orthopantomographies
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Intro
The objects and material gathered for the exhibition ‘Cuspir os dentes’ represent an array of ideas on how human behaviour is based on acts of violence. Of the encounters Pedro Sequeira sets in motion for this piece of work, commentaries on trauma prevail.

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Pedro Sequeira
Of all the objects and materials that I come across in my day to day life, those that I have gathered for the exhibition ‘Cuspir os dentes’ represent an array of ideas on how human behaviour is based on acts of violence. Of the encounters that I am setting in motion for this piece of work, commentaries on trauma prevail, especially those that refer to circumstantial objects relating to teeth, taken from one personal experience or another, commentaries on the absence of something that belongs to the body and that now no longer exists there. This piece of work is concerned with questioning more than merely the physiognomy of a healthy body: the exodus or expulsion of that which belongs to the original ‘I’ acts as a metaphor for what the ‘I’ is (what I am), what it is (I am) in the presence of the other, and here we open a large chapter on what could be the life experience of a life, perhaps in reflex with many other lives. The violence implicit in interpersonal relationships (and having the greatest impact on those based on love) and also perhaps in the relationship with oneself (in one’s ego or self-esteem) generates formulae of personal behaviour, behaviour towards things, towards ideas, i.e. towards an organisation of one’s life space and of one’s seminal works over the space of a life-time, of each one, of each ‘us’, of me being me in another, as Fernando Pessoa teaches us.

It is true that these ideas do not depend exclusively on poetry. Ideas exist that reflect concerns over work or problems that are closely related to the artistic discipline itself or to the practical act of doing, poiesis. This contemplation, by me, through observation of many other people, pursues the possibility of connecting semantic fields to construct a parallel narrative between plans, where I search for and discover similarities that reinforce that search and strengthen those discoveries. 
The various ideas that inhabit me travel between abandonment and time, somatic practices and trauma, repetition and impermanence, symbols and materiality.  In this way, thinking like this is like putting things into words, where these words are insufficient or where it is too difficult, or impossible, to put these things into words, because poetry, as I see it and wish it to be, assumes so many different forms as to make it an object where the means for a silent discussion are deposited, perhaps found, where each one of us carries with us the load that we can, without embarrassment and without asking for anything in return. Now, in the Reverso gallery, we find a place that gives a larger space for jewellery, after exhibitions where the ruined space or drawing took precedence.  It is important that it is so, that a place which encourages jewellery (which leaves with people for the world outside, objects that live in continual motion, attached to people) underlines its existence when faced with other pieces that are not jewellery but which are its equal. From observation, and/or from experience, of those impulses, contemplation exists, and from that the sharing of my way of making, intentionally serene, non-conformist but furnished with poetry, perhaps hope.  

Pedro Sequeira 19.03.2013

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Pedro Sequeira. Brooch: Spitting teeth, 2012. Bronze, orthopantomographies. Pedro Sequeira
Brooch: Spitting teeth, 2012
Bronze, orthopantomographies
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Pedro Sequeira. Neckpiece: Splitting teeth, 2012. Rifle cartridges. Pedro Sequeira
Neckpiece: Splitting teeth, 2012
Rifle cartridges
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Pedro Sequeira. Pin: Untitled (Spitting teeth), 2013. Diverse materials. Pedro Sequeira
Pin: Untitled (Spitting teeth), 2013
Diverse materials
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Cement teeth used for producing the molds.
Cement teeth used for producing the molds

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