Jonathan Uliel Saldanha
January – April 2019
Sonic and scenic constructor, working within the interception of sound, gesture, voice, stage and film. Operating elements of pre-language, generative choirs, acoustic animism, echo, mimicry and intra-cranial-dub. Studied Tabla, with Hindustani music ensemble Jugalbandi. Studied sculpture at Faculdade Belas Artes Porto. Founder of SOOPA collective (1999), and co-founder of SILORUMOR label, part of FUJAKO duo, director of HHY & The Macumbas.
Since 2010 has composed a series of sistems for voice, electronic and resonant spaces: TEUFEL RADAR, choir and antena; KHŌROS ANIMA, choir, sub-bass, industrial space; SANCTA VISCERA TUA, gesture, light, percussion, termites and choir; SILVO UMBRA choir, light and spheric space; ILINX mixed choir and resonant space; PLETHORA mixed choir and radial electronics. Co-creator of the stage pieces BOCA MURALHA, SHARK, REI TRILOGY and director for the pieces JUNGLE MACHINE, KHORUS ANIMA, O POÇO and OXIDATION MACHINE presented in venues like Serralves Museum, Accès(s) Festival, Rivoli TMP and Palais de Tokyo.
At the end of his residency Jonathan Uliel Saldanha will present the performance “Scotoma Cintilante” (April 9th) and an exhibition documenting the full process of creation of the work titled “Dismorfia” (April 11th).
April - June 2019
Supported by InResidence, program promoted by the Porto Municipality
Ana Vaz is an artist and filmmaker whose films, installations and performances speculate upon the relationships between myth and history, self and other through a cosmology of references and perspectives. Assemblages of found and shot materials, her films combine ethnography speculation in exploring the f(r)ictions imprinted upon cultivated and savage environments. A graduate from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Le Fresnoy, Ana was also a member of the SPEAP (School of Political Arts), a project directed by Bruno Latour. Recent screenings of her work include the NYFF, TIFF, Courtisane, Cinéma du Réel (Grand Prix) and specific focuses dedicated to her work at the Flaherty Seminar (USA) and Doc's Kingdom (Portugal). Her work has featured in major group shows such as the Moscow Biennial of Young Art and the Dhaka Art Summit. In 2015, she received the Kazuko Trust Award presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in recognition of artistic excellence and innovation in her moving-image work.