Artist Name:

Daniel Pinheiro

Title of Work:


Country: Portugal
Year: 2013

About This Work

NEO JOE POP is a a reflection on the subject of the “body”, the acknowledgment of ourselves as Biopolitical Machines intrinsically connected with a process of “pornification” that is nowadays overflowing through any media channel available to individuals. A process that is often connected to sexual explicit imagery but that in fact itself is strongly represented in History, often connected to practices such as sports, gods, myths…
NEO JOE POP is, also, an approach to techniques such as glitching, digital montage, and exploring the medium as a way to re-define, re-edit, re-configure. Following old formats and mixing them up with newer ones, altering their meaning. The body as an object of desire, of continuous and perpetual transformation, in this video the aim is to investigate that search and at the same time giving it a erotic, rather than sexual, meaning; exploring through sound the sexual obsessions.

To think about art, technology and queer is also to think about a non-fixed-space where emerging strategies and practices have been occurring as a consequence of an altered state of production that allows for the processes of making, distribution and multiplicity to exist in constant transformation and instigate social change. Although NEO JOE POP directly addresses the subject of queer in its content it is also about its form and process of making – also present in the rest of my artistic practice – that I find it suitable for the environment of the project.

The dychotomy between gender and genre is addressed in this work by exploring the possibitilies of the medium; raises that discussion by showcasing works that explore different notions of cultural and gender identity, providing a glimpse to alternative ways of looking and understanding the implicated matters while discussing ‘what is queer?’.


Daniel Pinheiro was born in Venezuela and currently lives and works from Portugal.  He graduated in theater and also developed his skills in the fields of video editing, media, performance art and networked performance. As an independent artist and researcher his work bounces between the experimentation with video and how it transforms the perception of the self through different techniques, by investigating the tension between human and machine through embodied practice on collaborative projects either in remote or physically present. Since 2011 his work has greatly focused on the Internet as a medium and video as format to mediate communication and emulate presence. Although video itself and the editing process are essential tools to operate and produce video works that fall on categories such as video and queer art, it also serves an essential purpose that is to have the “camera” as a spectator of actions.

Shown IRL at

31 January - 22 March 2018
RMIT Bld 94 Lv 2 Rm 2, 23-27 Cardigan St, Carlton
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