April 23, 2008

Alexandra Ferreira: Archive of Translocality

Filed under: Multilingualism / Territories / Migration — @ 11:13

Archive of Translocality (2006)

A photo series by ALEXANDRA FERREIRA

The archive of translocality integrates different sources and material, like photos, maps, texts and objects that deal with phenomena of interconnected spaces in various ways. As the notion of place and belonging is challenged and blurred when being in a “state of translocality”, the archive tries to visualize this notion by portraits of “non-places” and “liminal spaces”: corridors, construction sites, city areas transformed through impacts of migration or the longing to create a global “Imagecity”.

Alexandra Ferreira’s photo series is part of the ongoing project “State of Translocality” she initiated 2006 together with Bettina Wind as a platform for reflection and interaction in the vast field of translocality.

Alexandra Ferreira (* 1972 in Estoril, Portugal) studied Fine Arts/Sculpture at the Art Academy in Caldas da Rainha. Since 1999 she has been creating sculptures in public space, transforming furniture and objects of daily life by using wood, stone and metal, e.g. “Chaise longue” and a collection of shoes in marble. For the Centre of Landscape Interpretation in Alentejo she created “Jardim Comtemplativo” (2005). Her video installations, animations and photos have been presented at different venues and festivals in Lisbon, Centro Cultural de Fundao, Evora and Montemor-o-Novo. 2006 she realized the solo exhibition “Alles unter Kontrolle” about border performance in Studio Bomba Suicida, Lisbon before entering the “State of Translocality”.

Selection of works

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