THINGS I DO WHEN BORED

A collage of personal videos created by youtube users and their relation with being and/or feeling bored.

BEING RIGHT THERE

Transitions are traditionally used for temporal or spatial transformations on the continuity of the film’s narrative.

LIGHT ON SILVER

The dream machine traps the characters in a world of decay and disintegration, of discarded objects and waste. They face the mortality of the material that nails them to the past.

WORKERS BEFORE LEAVING THE FACTORY

Workers are subjected to a very restrictive discipline of everyday behavior that transforms their individuality into a passive condition where labor power is the fundamental purpose of human existence.

WHO SINGS CASTS MISFORTUNE AWAY

At the age of 87 Maria da Conceição interprets the story of her life through Portuguese popular songs, old films and her own poetry while she faces her memories and ghosts from the past.

(UN)evenness

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.

BOND, FOUND BOND.

An analysis on the action films of James Bond, its plot is deconstructed and punctuated by the soundtrack—full with gunshots and explosions!

NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO THERE YOU ARE

The word globalization has become a common term in our vocabulary. But what does the globalized world really look like?

FRAGMENTS #5

These are fragments of memories that interpret the human condition in a specific space and time, capturing the minuscule human existence. We record images to extend our memory but they will never replace our experience.

return(0);

In programming language return(0); is a reserved value which means everything is OK.

LITTLE PORTUGAL

Little Portugal is located in the downtown west of Toronto and covers a solid community with social, cultural, commercial and religious institutions.

MY FRIEND MARTIN: THE SHORT STORY ABOUT CINECYCLE

A portrait of Martin Heath, the creator and owner of CineCycle. During the day, Martin runs his bike workshop and at night he transforms the space into a microcinema, one of the greatest venues in Toronto.

IMPRESSIONS ON FILMSCAPES

Film is not dead, it’s a living thing.

POLAND IS NICE

A view on urban landscape and society identity in the quick changing post-communist Poland and its ten years of European Union. An essay on Polish contemporary issues focusing on racism, xenophobia, homophobia and immigration.

A SUNDAY IN NAMPULA

A film about war without war.

SWIEBODZKI

In this impressive documentary, Pedro Ferreira manages, however, to see the different faces of Świebodzki. Once a week, with the arrival of traders, the area around the palace becomes a carnival of consumption. (New Horizons IFF'14)

DANCE DANCE FIRE DANCE

An experience where fire turns into snow, positive into negative, a beautiful dance of destruction. (IndieLisboa'13)

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.


Donations


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Contact


ferreirapedro@protonmail.com