The audio installation, A Hysterie of Guiné Weed and Sorrow Seed, is a part of the exhibition Ninguém teria acreditado at Pinacoteca, Sao Paulo. Curators Fernanda Pitta and Laurens Dhaenens.
The exhibition is a second, larger, iteration of No One Would Have Believed, that ran at Netwerk Aalst a year ago. The exhibition recuperates the historical work of Brazilian-Belgian artist Alvim Corrêa with special attention bestowed on his renowned illustrations of HG Wells’ War of the Worlds. The curators, Fernanda Pitta and Laurens Dhaenens invited ten contemporary artists to respond to Corrêa’s dark and fantastic visions and to expand the discussion to aspects that transverse history such as colonialism, war, violence, prejudice, fear and desire.
Wendy Morris, in collaboration with composer Mariske Broeckmeyer, is showing a new audio installation, A Hysterie of Guiné Weed and Sorrow Seed. Other artists include Alex Cerveny, Hair, Denilson Baniwa, Fernando Gutiérrez Huanchaco, Guerreiro do Divino Amor, Ilê Sartuzi, Luiz Roque, Rivane Neuenschwander, and Runo Lagomarsino.
A Hysterie of Guiné Weed and Sorrow Seed is an installation consisting of three cloth Company Ghosts, the posters, Song Sheets, and the duet by two weedworts that is played from mounted speakers.