Adler Murada Meanwhile, behind the curtains… Love, memories, data, and archives
Departing from the film Parakeet Chronicles (2022) made in collaboration with Brazilian filmmaker Otavio Almeida, the installation reflects upon the forms, functions, symbolisms and materiality of archives. Through overlapping projection supports and surfaces, the artist navigates the space between intimacy and strangeness; domestic and public archives. The assemblage of films and objects intertwines documental and fictional stories about the whereabouts of parakeets in Brussels to draw out a poetic and thoughtful investigation where ideas of origin, migration, exoticism, refuge, and belonging mingle with facts and fabulation.
Adler Murada (BR) is a Brazilian artist and cultural worker living in Brussels. His works combine installation, text, and performance, creating intimate spaces to channel body heat and warm ideas. Proceeding through a constellation of images, collections, and stories, his practice establishes transdisciplinary approaches around memory, translation, and fiction to question dominant historical narratives. In the past few years, he has been researching the implications and unfoldings of coloniality through historical acts involving feral species, with a particular focus on parakeets, through text, film, and fictional work. With a background as a journalist and programmer, he holds a master’s degree in visual arts from ERG/Brussels and was part of the training program for artists and curators of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo - PIMASP. He has presented work at CWB Paris, Bozar, CCStrombeek, Komplot, SESC(BR), KUIR BOGOTA, and other international venues.