Next October 27th, at 8:30pm, we will carry out our monthly Open Studios’ night. We invite you to join us at Centro Negra to experience the artworks of Aurora Rodríguez (Spain), Mariana Carvalho (Brazil), Alice Weber (Australia / United Kingdom), Christiane Prehn & Wolfgang Meyer (Germany) the artists in residence of the month of October.
Aurora Rodríguez (Alicante)
Aurora has studied Fine Arts at the University of Murcia, at the Complutense University of Madrid and at the University of Guadalajara (Mexico).
Aurora has developed an artistic career whose main interest is to interpret art in a multidirectional and multidisciplinary way, understanding art as a natural consequence of the environment and its needs.
In her work, mostly conceptual (as a base and starting point) it reflects on the relationship between the individual and and the society, and the interdependency with the territory, using individual actions as a subject with which to work.
Mariana Carvalho (São Paulo)
Mariana Carvalho is pianist, improviser and performer. From her improvisation works, her interest has expanded to working with the body, gender and a transdisciplinary perspective. She has entered into sound experimentation introducing objects inside and outside the piano and exploring corporalities though eutony. Her current interest is to weave relationships between sound and space in the form of installations, expanded sound bodies, free improvisation, dance and feminism.
She completed her degree in piano at the University of São Paulo. She is part of the Sonora network – music and feminisms and of NuSom – Research Centre on Sonology of the USP, and Orquesta Errante, free improvisation group. She has researched relations between eutonia and free improvisation in scientific initiation, with FAPESP scholarship, supervised by Rogério Costa. She was part of Camerata Profana, ensemble of contemporary music, Coro Profana, vocal laboratory, Insólita Assemble collective and performance nucleus AANGA, directed by Miriam Dascal. She worked in theater as a musician with Club Noir and Lacuna Coletiva. She performed in Argentina, Germany, Mexico, Romania and several places in Brazil.
Supported by: Nusom – Research Centre on Sonology of the University of São Paulo and Sonora – músicas e feminismos.
Alice Weber (Sydney / London)
Alice is an Australian artist living and working in London. Starting with the body as a site of tension between image and experience, Alice explores femininity, agency, desire and (dis)embodiment through her performance work. Her choreographies are seemingly purposeless performances of balance, repetition, flexibility and stillness, appropriating her own training as a classical dancer, to destabilise the rules and reproductions of the body. She has recently gained her MFA in Choreography from Laban, London (2018).
She has been research artist at Accademia Nazionale di Danza (Rome) and her work has been shown at Turner Contemporary (Margate), APT Gallery (London), The Place (London), Chisenhale Dance (London), Festival of Recorded Movement (Vancouver). She has delivered a number of research papers and performances including University of Bedfordshire, Trinity Laban, CoLab Festival, The Cube London. She has also worked as a performer for other artists, ranging from dance to contemporary visual art performance including at Delfina Foundation, Hauser & Wirth, The Performance Studio and Tanzcompagnie Giessen.
Christiane Prehn & Wolfgang Meyer. “Kg Augenstern Artist group” (Berlin)
Kg Augenstern works in the field of audiovisual/audiokinetic installation, performance and video.
Christiane Prehn (Dipl. Art, University of fine arts Stuttgart) Artist, sculptor, film director. Exhibitions and prices such as: Thessalonica Biennale 2008, New York Fruit and Flower Gallery 2008, Museum of Modern Art Den Haag 2009, Glasmuseum Amsterdam 2009, Akademie Preise der Akademie der bildenden Künste Stuttgart 2005, 2006 und 2008
Wolfgang Meyer (Musician, soundart, videos, film-music) He has participated in diverse festival and exhibitions such as Babylon KlangBasar, Live-sampling Soundscapes (IfA Galerie Stuttgart 2006, Ostsee Festival Stralsund 2007), sound-performance “the boat sounds“ performed in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Thessaloniki and at Art Biennale Istanbul (2009/2010)
In the last few years, Kg Augenstern sailed on many rivers and canals in Europe, scratching bridges with long tentacles installed on board, to make them reveal their specific sounds. The artists developed many site-specific installation shown in various galleries and art-spaces.