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.

FILM AS IT IS

With the use of 8mm, super 8mm, 16mm and 35mm analog film material, film is as it is, without the use of any mechanism to create the illusion of movement. How can old media help us understand new media?

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!

FRAGMENTS #6

Found footage film from a picnic in Portugal in 1977 that was decayed, painted and scratched on, meditating on Portuguese traditional identity and its nostalgia for the past.

POSTCARDS FOR HOME

Video essay shot in a vertical format to capture the layered make-up of Porto. It observes the transformation of Porto’s housing structure and the in-between state the city finds itself in through the growing tourism industry.

open.circuit

An audiovisual collage of non-place and concrete space, generating live visuals and sounds to the reading of an essay.

VISIONS FROM COMMUNISM 1974

Found photos shot by a Polish family from Warsaw during a trip to London in 1974.

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Pedro Ferreira, born in Portugal in 1988, is a media artist based in Berlin. He works with documentary and experimental film, video installation, sound, performance and photography. He is interested to explore post-digital concepts concerned with tactile approaches to technology. In 2013 he received his master’s degree in multimedia arts and culture from the University of Porto. He was selected for the European Media Arts Residency Exchange program Move On at the Images Festival in Toronto in 2014 and for the Traidhos Artist Residency Thailand in Chiang Mai in 2015. In 2016 he was selected for the Artist Residency AV Espaço Montepio in Porto, Portugal with a subsequent group exhibition. He has presented his works internationally in festivals, galleries, museums and alternative spaces.

Most recently his works have been presented at L’Alternativa in Barcelona, Porto/Post/Doc and AV Espaço Montepio in Porto, Werkleitz Festival in Halle, Entropia Gallery and MWW Contemporary Museum in Wrocław, Toronto’s the8Fest and Museum Of Contemporary Canadian Art, Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Festival International Du Film D’Environment in Paris and New Horizons Wrocław. His works are distributed through Video Out, part of VIVO Media Arts Centre.


Selected exhibitions and programs

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

— “Film As It Is” 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

— 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.

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