Fellowship awarded to Ana Carvalho for the project Refractive Composition for Live Video and Sound in Two Parts
Honorable Mention: Salomé Lamas
Jury: Phill Niblock, Leonor Nazaré, Rui Eduardo Paes, Yvan Etienne, Emanuel Dimas Pimenta, Daniela Abelaira and Isabel Alves
Refractive Composition for Live Video and Sound in Two Parts
Intermedia project with interaction between image, sound and movement. The performance is presented as a result of multiple experiences with refraction, in which chance is essential in the relationship between the process and its presentation, between structures of collaboration and creation. As a whole, the project takes on as fundamental references the American composer John Cage and Eastern Philosophy, as well as the famous Fluxus movement, responsible for a revolution in contemporary art in the second half of the 20th century.
Ana Carvalho (Local, data) works, since 2004 and as several personae, on experimental performances in which she improvises with technology and everyday objects and themes. She has been the co-editor of the VJ Theory, since 2005. This project was presented at the festivals VisionR, Mapping, and LPM (Rome), in symposiums (University of Indiana and Falmouth University) and at the event Late at Tate (Tate Modern, London). Since 2007, she has co-organized "abertura", an annual event in Lisbon, and the event projecta-S, in Oporto in collaboration with Passos Manuel, Maus Hábitos and Cineclube do Porto.