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Alto Araguaia, Brazil, 1990.
Lives and works in Granada, Spain.
PIPA 2021 nominee.
Lorena Ferreira Alves (1990 – ?) is Brazilian artist born in Alto Araguaia – Mato Grosso. She moved to Goiânia (Brazil) in 2008, where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Music at the School of Music and Performing Arts of the Federal University of Goiás in 2013, and a master’s degree in Music from the same institution in 2016. She worked as a composer and guitarist in the band Belas Infiéis, and performed at festivals such as Festival Rock in Roça 2016, in the city of Goiânia, Grito Rock 3rd edition in the city of Formosa, and at the London Pub show house in the city of Uberlândia. In 2016 and 2017, she taught electric guitar, guitar and music theory at the Center for Professional Education in Arts Basileu França.
Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2021:
“@xaieneofficial”, 2019. Duration: 2’35”
“Fake News ”, 2018. Duration: 0’19”
“Força de Lorentz”, 2018. Duration: 1’42”
“Ponto de Acesso”, 2018. Duration: 3’14”
“Grampo”, 2018. Duration: 1’20”
“Áudios Vazados”, 2018. Duration: 3’08”
The artist came into contact with sound art, the field of her current production, by working together with visual artists, creating soundtracks for videos and for theater plays from 2014, and attending courses in soundtrack composition with composer and producer Mauricio Domene and the group O Grivo.
PhD student in the line of art and technology research of the Postgraduate Program in Visual Arts at UnB (Brasilia) since 2017, the artist develops video arts and installations related to the themes of art and surveillance (artveillance) and sound art. The production methodologies used by the artist result in works called artsoundveillance. In 2020, she joined as double-degree student in the doctoral program in the History and Arts of the University of Granada – Spain to continue her artistic research in both doctoral programs.
Her works have been presented in exhibitions such as “EmMeio#10”, at #17.ART (17th International Meeting of Art and Technology), at the National Museum of the Republic in Brasília (Brazil), Sound Art Exhibition (from the 2018 International Symposium on New Music) at the Department of Arts at UFPR in Curitiba, and at the project exhibition “Baleia” in Infinu Creative Community of Brasília in 2021.
The artist is a member of the Media Lab/UNB (Computer Art Research Laboratory of the University of Brasília), whose artistic projects integrate art and technology events such as #ART, SIIMI (International Symposium on Innovation in Interactive Media), and cultural events in partnership with Sesc DF (Social Service for Commerce in the cities of Brasilia and Gama), such as the Affective Computational Interfaces exhibition, held in 2019.
Together with the Nômade Lab collective, she works in sound and visual performances created through live coding programming languages. The collective has been participating in cultural events such as the Campus Party Brasília at the National Stadium Mané Garrincha in 2019, Brasília Mapping Festival 2019 at the National Museum of the Republic, the Rumor Exhibition in Brasilia Cultural Caixa in 2020, and the online event Emergent Behavior/Israel 2020.
“Exposição faz reflexão sobre destino das artes no Brasil”, 2019. Duration: 2’19”
“ARTE E VIGILÂNCIA DIGITAL”, 2020. Duration: 65’44”