HB BUILD IV Artist
Description of work created at HB LAB:
Mutation. The effort the language has to 'make' in order to stay alive
To translate experience into words – the attempt to create new words
How background experience changes my way of seeing / perceiving new things
I'm always trying to make connections. For me, that's what architecture is all about. How does one experience a space? How does a space create experience?
1. Using universal “symbols” I try to recreate those efforts in communication: -The physical struggle to pronounce words -The psychological behavior towards a situation that has been imposed -Interpretation rather than translation -Making comparisons through sound only – signifier
-Gestural similarities <<CONNECTING>>
2. LINGUA. minha pátria é minha língua. (digital video, B&W, 2`36`)
The video piece was inspired by Brazilian musician and songwriter Caetano Veloso's song Língua. HomeBase residents struggle to perform, in their mother tongue, the translation of the sentence-title, while I focus on their bodily movements, muscles 'reactions, the awkwardness of the gesture.
3. Leaf.a.msg (leaves, installation)
Looking for a way of mapping my experience in Berlin, first by cultural contrasts and then to silent moments back at the studio, I've been collecting leaves. This delicate approach made me want to communicate with them. I exchange song lyrics from Clube da Esquina (Brazilian group created in the 70s by Milton Nascimento, Lo Borges, Beto Guedes, among others) and the leaves give me silent stories about adaptation: expressions of their ephemeral lives and tiny veins.
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