Artist-in-residence at Mz* Baltazar’s Lab Carla Cabanas & Patrícia J. Reis
Intimate archives after media
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 propose to collaborate on an artist project that aims to reflect upon future ways of materialization and/or dematerialization of visual private archives.
This artist-in-residence will be accomplished at Mz Baltazar’s Lab as the first of two encounters that will culminate in a future exhibition.
About Carla Cabanas & Patrícia J. Reis
About Carla Cabanas
Carla Cabanas (b. Lisbon, 1979) has worked about the complex thicknesses of the collected and individual memory: what is invented and that is built; that is fragmented and transmitted; which is stored and which can no longer be revisited. Starting with photographs - especially those that should serve to perpetuate the memories - intervening in order to delete, transform or destroy their paper surfaces, making visible oblivion. In her practice she also uses video, sound and drawing.
She graduated in Visual Arts in E.S.A.D. Caldas da Rainha in 2003 and continued studying and specialising until 2009. Her work has also unfolded into artistic residencies, namely: MobileHome in Loulé, 2009; Transitante: entre álbuns e arquivos, Lisboa, 2012; Viagens Invisiveis in São Tomé e Principe, 2013; Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa in Lisbon, 2013-2015 and Inter.meada Residências Artísticas in Alvito, 2015.
Awarded with the Honorific Mention on the Photography Prize Purificacion Garcia, in 2012, and the third prize in Ariane de Rothschild Painting Award, 2005. In 2010/2011 received a scholarship granted by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture to live and work in Antwerp, Belgium. She exhibits regularly since 2000.
She currently lives in Lisbon, Portugal.
About Patrícia J. Reis
Patrícia J. Reis b. Lisbon, Portugal, 1981. Her artist practice pursues new ways of interaction and sensorial engagement with the public in the interdisciplinary field of art and technology.
She Graduated in Visual Arts from the ESAD (Superior School of Art and Design, Caldas da Rainha) Portugal, in 2004, and in 2011 presented her masters dissertation in the Production and Creation in Technological Art Master program, at the Lusófona University, Lisbon, Portugal. She's a Ph.D. in art with the thesis Underneath the skin another skin: Body, screen and interface for an interactive haptic visuality presented at the University of Évora, Portugal, in 2016 with summa cum laude distinction. with a fellowship from the National Science Technology Foundation of Portugal (2011-2015). From 2006 to 2012, she was lecturing Digital Arts at the Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal. Currently she lectures at the Universität für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna and at the Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria. Since 2012 she’s a member of Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory – a feminist hackerspace based in Vienna, Austria.
Her work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2013 was awarded with the Media Art prize from the Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst in Germany and in 2011 with the grant form the Foundation for Science and technology of Portugal.
She currently lives in Vienna, Austria.