Clara Ianni Replicante

01 Oct 05 Dec 2021 Solo exhibition

Clara Iannii's Replicant is a project co-organised by aarea and the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, and is part of the network of the 34th Bienal de São Paulo - Faz escuro mas eu canto.

From the election of the far right to the pandemic, global information technology caused an unprecedented impact within the Brazilian context, modifying the social, political and economic space. Replicant takes this context as a starting point from which to reflect on the relationship between technology, politics, economy, space and perception. The project consists of a Whatsapp bot which replicates, responds and develops through the participant’s interactions. Following the medium’s logic of fragmentation, the piece is constituted as a literary and audiovisual collage which links different times and spaces, constructing situations in which the past and future coexist in the present.

Replicant sessions take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, between 19:00 and 19:30. To participate, enter, choose a date and enter your telephone number. Replicant will contact you by WhatsApp on the scheduled day and time. 


A project by Clara Ianni

Text: Clara Ianni / Script: Clara Ianni and Sofia Nestrovski / Editing: Sofia Nestrovski / Curators: Livia Benedetti and Marcela Vieira / Development: aarea / Creative coding and technology consulting: Adriano Ferrari / Design: Caterina Bloise and Victor Kenji / Production: Flávia França / Audio: Douglas Leal / Mix: Eddu Ferreira / Portuguese proofreading: Nina Schipper / Translation to English: Laura Valente and Philip Somervell / Images: Realidade Magazine – Ed.: January 1969 to August 1971 / Acknowledgments: Felipe Bastos, Felipe Nizuma, Pedro França, Letícia Cesarino, Márcio Cataia, Teodoro Poppovic, Leda Cartum, Miguel Nassif, Luis Eduardo Campagnoli, Paulo Miyada, Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Ruth Estevez, Carla Zaccagnini, Leandro da Costa, Marcelo Cidade, Bruno Bastos, Sâmia, Gabriela Aguiar, Tamara Fernandes, Fiamma Amorim, Lauro Castro, Amanda Campos, Andreza Melo, Otavio Vieira and Murilo Jatobá / Realization:, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, Secretaria Especial da Cultura, Ministério do Turismo, Governo Federal

  1. Caroline A. Jones, Eyesight Alone: Clement Greenberg’s Modernism and the Bureaucratization of the Senses (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).
  2. Greenberg’s Modernism and the Bureaucratization of the Senses (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).
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