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Luiza Prado: All Directions At Once



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All Directions at Once is a web-based artwork by Luiza Prado de Oliveira Martins that charts histories of reproductive control in Brazil. The animated graphic essay relies on the input of a user: when they stop moving the cursor, the website layers vividly colored, flashing GIFs and texts that shift between provocations and poetic reflections. Moving the cursor reactivates the animation and produces a new composition. With each visit to the website, the user thus creates a unique iteration of the artwork.

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The first internet-based work to enter the Art Institute’s collection, All Directions At Once is presented at the museum in a mixed-media immersive display. Monitors play recorded demonstrations of the interactive website while the wallpaper presents an analog version of Prado’s florid graphics.

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Prado is a Berlin-based Brazilian artist and writer who researches the relationships between reproductive technologies and colonialism; her work emphasizes narratives of resistance and revolution. All Directions at Once is part of Prado’s larger, ongoing project A Topography of Excesses, which explores herbalist reproductive medicine in Brazil as an expression of radical communal care.

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