necroaesthete ≡ leo

… this practice is a search for and recovery of strategies…

strategies that breach fundamental categories of the Western European philosophical matrix… especially what concerns the thinking beinglabor… and writing… it supports cosmological realities in which difference is not articulated through separation… it was born timidly… in – as much as through – an experience with the limits of Marxist theory to address social practices in the geopolitical South… where coloniality… raciality… gender… and sexuality complicate the equation of labor…  it flourished… however… during graduate studies in which performative practices’ capacity to probeinstantiate… and enforce philosophical categories was organized in speech

recognizing the performative as a junction of immanence and transcendence…

this practice deploys multiple materials such as printsinstallationssocial eventsmoving image… or sound but always focusing on performativity and its philosophical echoes… it demonstrates how gesturesrhetoric… and logic compound a choreography intrinsic to knowledge… structurally… these works are substantiated

in multimedia projects that override hierarchical differentiation and relay arguments arisen from matter through a citational approach

the multimedia opera “Just Another Shade Bitch…” the most recent project in this manner… navigates the operatic milieu in  these terms… it engages social drama, Aristotelian  catharsis… late XVIII and early XIX Century German Philosophy… modern aesthetics… and performative practices’ role in the maintenance of collective imaginaries and material realities…

… this practice is a search for and recovery of strategies…

strategies that breach fundamental categories of the Western European philosophical matrix… especially what concerns the thinking beinglabor… and writing… it supports cosmological realities in which difference is not articulated through separation… it was born timidly… in – as much as through – an experience with the limits of Marxist theory to address social practices in the geopolitical South… where coloniality… raciality… gender… and sexuality complicate the equation of labor…  it flourished… however… during graduate studies in which performative practices’ capacity to probeinstantiate… and enforce philosophical categories was organized in speech

recognizing the performative as a junction of immanence and transcendence…

this practice deploys multiple materials such as printsinstallationssocial eventsmoving image… or sound but always focusing on performativity and its philosophical echoes… it demonstrates how gesturesrhetoric… and logic compound a choreography intrinsic to knowledge… structurally… these works are substantiated

in multimedia projects that override hierarchical differentiation and relay arguments arisen from matter through a citational approach

the multimedia opera “Just Another Shade Bitch…” the most recent project in this manner… navigates the operatic milieu in  these terms… it engages social drama, Aristotelian  catharsis… late XVIII and early XIX Century German Philosophy… modern aesthetics… and performative practices’ role in the maintenance of collective imaginaries and material realities…

necroaesthete | selected works 2018–

on writing

leo is a performer interested in philosophy, performance studies, and histories. In development since 2018, leo’s multimedia opera “Just Another Shadie Bitch” materializes these interests by examining the relationship between performance, aesthetics, and labor theory. Through installations, performances, and sounding, this project focuses on the unspoken parameters applied in the judgment and appreciation of artistic practices inside Western European aesthetics philosophy.
Between 2010 and 2016, leo studied Business Management and Arts and Design at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (BR) and attended the School of Visual Arts Parque Lage (BR). In 2018 leo earned an MFA degree in New Media from the Universität der Künste Berlin (DE). Between 2020 and 2022, leo was immersed in the complexity of vocal-sounding through the work of Samita Sinha.
Between 2010 and 2016, leo studied Business Management and Arts and Design at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (BR) and attended the School of Visual Arts Parque Lage (BR). In 2018 leo earned an MFA degree in New Media from the Universität der Künste Berlin (DE). Between 2020 and 2022, leo was immersed in the complexity of vocal-sounding through the work of Samita Sinha.
leo was a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (DE), and in the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (US). leo’s performative practice and artistic works were presented in 2022 at the D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig (DE), in the 2020 Fotofest Biennial, Houston (US), in the 2019 Core Exhibition at The Glassell School of Arts – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (US), in 2018 in Mutterzunge at Babylon Berlin (DE), and other venues.