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Eli Sudbrack (born Brazil, 1968) currently lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil and New York, USA. Christophe Hamaide-Pierson (born France, 1973) currently lives and works in Paris, France.

Sudbrack received a BA from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) in 1992 and studied at the International Center of Photography (New York) in 1999.

assume vivid astro focus was a recipient of the Public Art Fund’s The Public Realm program in 2007. Subbrack was awarded the Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s Visual Art Grant Award in 2002.

They have been included in the 28th Sao Paulo Biennial (Sao Paulo, Brazil) in 2008, the 1st Athens Biennial (Athens, Greece) in 2007 and the 2004 Whitney Biennial (New York, USA).

assume vivid astro focus has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (Cleveland, USA) in 2010, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (Oslo, Norway) in 2009 and the Tate Liverpool (Liverpool, UK) in 2005.

They have been included in group exhibitions at the New Museum (New York, USA) in 2010, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan) in 2007 and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Chicago, USA) in 2007.

assume vivid astro focus’s work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA), the Sao Paulo Museum of Modern Art (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (Rome, Italy).

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“The democratisation of technology empowers by allowing the spreading and sharing of knowledge. Knowledge is power: power to unfold, to fight and to direct your own life.

We live in a world and time where ideas and information disseminate rapidly and reveal themselves in an infinite accumulative unfolding looping process. We feel devoured by this infinite swirl of an information black hole. We are bombarded daily by unprecedented amounts of information. But the power of the Internet and its sharing capabilities has exponentially improved not just access to knowledge but our perception, communication and expression. This has given way to a new kind of human species capable of absorbing and digesting large amounts of information at high speeds. A new cross breed of human and virus has been born, a breed based on the idea of contamination and existence within different dimensions and different bodies.

Space and time are multi-layered and multi-faceted and people’s perceptions and experience of the world are finally heading the same way. Our minds and dreams are ahead of laws, politics, social codes, ethics and even technology. We live in a world of unaccomplished dreams. Nevertheless, as knowledge spreads we are also experiencing a more vivid taste of these dreams. Unfortunately there are a few generations that came before us that continue to hold these views back. But these generations will eventually fade away and we will have the freedom to share, spread, absorb, assume, contaminate, inseminate, devour!”