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Porto • 18.Sep.2021 - 16:30 • ThoughtMEXE Praça • Free

The risk of being human

Neil Harbisson, Cláudia Galhós

The opening conversation of MEXE between Cláudia Galhós and the audiovisual artist Neil Harbisson relates the risk with the human experience in a moment as sensitive as the one we live in. Faced with realities that are, for the time being, extraordinary and that are wrongly considered to be emergent and unviable, it is fundamental to question what we are and what we wish to be as humans. This moment will allow us to get to know the thoughts of the president of the Cyborg Foundation, which supports people to be recognized as cyborgs, defending their rights. In 2004, Neil became the first person to be recognized by a government as a cyborg. With an electronic eye, his access to color was expanded, overcoming his vision problem. Neil’s artistic creation is said to be one of the most controversial performances of all time, raising ethical and aesthetic issues that need to be reflected upon.

Duration: 60 min
*With LGP interpretation

Place/Seat reservation

É obrigatório o levantamento de bilhete (máximo 2 bilhetes por pessoa) nos espaços onde todas as ações se realizam.

A bilheteira estará disponível apenas uma hora antes do início das apresentações.


16:30 - 17:30


MEXE Praça
Passeio de São Lázaro 33
Porto, Porto 4000-507 Porto Portugal
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Participating in MEXE

• To participate in the actions it is mandatory to pick up a ticket at the spaces where they take place. The following projects are exceptions: Herbário Anticolonial and AS BRAVAS: um manifesto, for which registration must be made through mexe.org.pt

• Exceptions are the actions presented at Culturgest, CRL - Central Electric, Teatro Carlos Alberto/TNSJ, Teatro Municipal do Porto.Campo Alegre and Teatro Viriato.

• The ticket office will only be available one hour before the start of the performances, at the venue where they take place.

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