(DES)CONEXÃO

(DES)CONEXÃO is a cyberliteracy art installation created by the collective Wreading Digits for the residency INVITRO-GERADOR. The work researches the mediation between the immediate, experiencing reality, the I and the other.

THE TIME IT TAKES TO MELT (MY HEART)

Sound artist for Judith Förster.

CZARNE USTA

Super 8mm Kodak Ektachrome 160 cartridge expired in 1988, the year I was born. 26 years later it captures my summer in Poland.

LOA: MATRIX VOODOO GODS

Bodily movements performed in front of a video camera in real time create abstract forms to interpret rhythms and textures to the composition of Hugo Paquete. The composition resonates and interacts in dialogue between techno-primitive and lo-fi imagery, to contextualize the present velocity of fragmented information society.

YOUR OLDEST SHADOW

Music video created by Pedro Ferreira for the Polish free jazz group Helatone. Super8 footage shot between Toronto and Montreal.

MATERIAL REPRESENTATIONS

A sinergetic relation of moving image, projection and improvised music. A relation between the spontaniety of free jazz and the interaction with analogue film materiality created originally in super8, 16mm and 35m.

EIGHT PIECES

Tropy is a Polish duo composed of Artur Mackowiak and Bartek Kapsa. The music composition of the album Eight Pieces was inspired by 8 works that Pedro Ferreira created while living in Poland between 2010-14.

FRAGMENTS

A live cinema performance with the footage that Pedro Ferreira created during the MOVE ON residency in Toronto accompanied by a soundscape by composer Allison Cameron.

Pedro Ferreira, born in Portugal in 1988, is a media artist based in Berlin and a PhD candidate at Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon. His focus is on experimental and documentary film, video installation, sound art and performance. In his practice he reconsiders technologies and their failures, explores media materiality and found footage. His documentary works examine globalization, industrialization, urbanization and social issues in an attempt to comprehend the world from a micro-point of view. Markedly hybrid in both form of creation and presentation his works often mutate to fit screenings, video installations and performances, as well as collaborations with musicians and other artists.

He has presented his work internationally in festivals, galleries, museums and alternative spaces. Most recently, among others, his works were shown at Videoex in Switzerland, L’Alternativa in Barcelona, Porto/Post/Doc in Porto, Werkleitz Festival in Halle, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and the Goethe-Institut Toronto. His works are distributed through Video Out, part of VIVO Media Arts Centre.


Selected exhibitions and programs


— "(Des)conexão" exhibition and performance at Atelier Concorde in Lisbon (2018).

— "open.circuit" performance at Spektrum in Berlin (2018).

— "Erosion" installation and performance for the collective exhibition The Beholder at SomoS Art House in Berlin (2017).

— “Material Representations: Sound Meetings” 30-minute program of selected works presented at CoCArt Music Festival in Torun (2017).

— “For wetter or borse” installation at Vitrine 01 in Berlin (2017).

— “No Matter Where You Go You Are Here” video-installation and A/V performance as part of the group exhibition at AV Espaço Montepio in Porto (2016).

— “Material Representations” 60-minute program of selected works, presented as: live performance with PortaJazz in Porto (2016); film-concert with the band Tropy at Fonomo Festival Bydgoszczy (2015) and a Poland-wide tour (2016); A/V performance at Entropia Gallery in Wrocław (2015).

— “Move On” installation of the work Fragments #5 as part of the group exhibition at the Werkleitz Festival in Halle (2015).

— “A Thousand Things To Frame” curatorial program of Portuguese artists’ moving images for Regional Support Network at Videofag in Toronto (2015).

— “Transit/Transform/Transmit” solo exhibition including selected video and sound installations, photography and live cinema performance at Being Generation in Toronto (2015).

— “Fragments” presented as: A/V performance with Allison Cameron at Museum Of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto (2014); 60-minute program presented at CineCycle in Toronto (2014).

— “(Portugal dos pequeninos)^2” solo exhibition of video installations at Galeria Tomás da Costa in Oliveira de Azeméis (2014).

— “Woliery 10” self-portrait photography as part of the group exhibition at MWW Contemporary Museum in Wrocław (2014).

— “You can’t buy a ticket for this session” live cinema performance presented at Galeria U and MWW Contemporary Museum in Wrocław (2014).


Scholarships and residencies


— Online Artist-in-Residence, INVITRO-GERADOR, Lisbon 2018.

— Artist-in-Residence, AV Espaço Montepio, Porto 2016.

— Artist-in-Residence, Thraidos Artist Residency Thailand at Prem International School, Chiang Mai 2015.

— Artist-in-Residence, Move On EMARE - European Media Artists in Residence Exchange at the Images Festival, Toronto 2014.

— Recipient of the Erasmus internship scholarship, Assistant Professor Multimedia and Electronic media class, Academy of Art and Design, Wrocław 2012/13.


Education


— Multimedia Arts and Culture – Master’s degree at University of Porto, Portugal 2011-13.

— Multimedia – Bachelor’s degree at Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal 2007-11.


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Contact


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