Intimate Archives After Media

Intimate Archives After Media

(A collaboration with artist Patrícia J. Reis)

Performance, installation, video projection (color, 1920×1080, stereo sound), “massage chair” (textile, foam, vibration motors, wood), computer system. Dimensions variable.
2017

In the light of the current context of the big data where data processing, data curation, storage, transfer, visualization and privacy are major topics of discussion, artists Carla Cabanas and Patrícia J. Reis proposed to collaborate on an artist project that aims to reflect upon future ways of materialization and/or dematerialization of visual private archives. The exhibition presented the concluding research for the collaborative project carried on during one month at Schneiderei home studio gallery, [Viena, AT]. At the first event on the 8th of February the artists collected objects from the intimate archives of the audience. These acted as the raw material and inspiration for this final event. The objects were archived, interpreted, processed, translated, and given back to the audience in different modes of experience, namely through body massages, automatically executed by an object- chair. As promised, the uninjured original objects are being returned to the participants.

CREDITS:
Exhibition views of Intimate Archives After Media at Schneiderei home studio gallery, Vienna, Austria, 2017.
Documentation photography © Sophie Thun
Documentation video © Patrícia J. Reis

Side A Side B

Side A Side B - Personal Dj Carla Cabanas

(a project by Susana Guardado)

Instalação com projecção de slides 35 mm, 7 Projectores, Cobre e Tule. Dimensões variáveis.
2017

PERSONAL DJ is one of Susana Guardado’s projects standing on the borderlines of visual arts and music. It was conceived to allow new ways to experience social contact between people of diverse professional areas and segments of a city’s, and even some countries, social and artistic life.
This work is then placed within an essential trend of contemporary artistic production, for it gathers sound, space and social contact, contributing for the widening of borders between art and life. Its goal is to build a videographic archive as the result of a process of mapping people and places involved in the work in collaboration with the guests invited in for the project.