O Peixe / The Fish (2016) is a 16mm film shot with an ethnographic technique and subject, originally conceived for the 32nd São Paulo Biennial. It portrays a group of fishermen as they hold their catch, providing caresses and kissing them to ease their passage to death. The ritual, as realistic as it seems, was actually conjured up by the artist to reveal the borderland of violence and love in the domination of humankind over nature, alongside its inevitable dependence upon it. However, the film still bears ambiguous documentary value, because the fishermen did not rehearse prior to the shooting, nor did they have any camera exposure before, so their behavior can be deemed genuine and closer to a true interaction with the fish. De Andrade was inspired by this intimate take on survival in the life of a local fishing village in the northeast part of Brazil, but the underlying concept can be extended to other arenas in modern society. The artist explores the universal principle of cohabitation, which systemic forces like capitalism, technology, or intensive production cannot dispute. However, these forces do exacerbate or strain the principle, as evident in the diversified but porous Brazilian ecosystem and all around the world, where production and consumption are chained together without mercy. In this light, O Peixe / The Fish (2016) is also a metaphor of a different type of survival, that of the so called Third World carrying the weight of the First World. A form of impaired dependence, perhaps, worsened during the pandemic.