Portuguese (Coimbra, 1974) researcher and intermedia composer, whose practice integrates performance, installation, theatre, photography, radio, video and sound, often developed in collaboration with other visual artists, dancers, choreographers, performers, musicians and curators.
One of the focuses of his work is the constant reflection on the representation of a figurative space-time, associating sonic and visual narratives that allow to recall local environments that connect to wider horizons.
His work has been embraced by museums, concert halls and public spaces, such as Carmo’81 (Viseu, PT), House of the Boilers (Coimbra, PT), Culture Municipal House (Cantanhede, PT), Figueira Casino (Figueira da Foz, PT), Messias Theatre (Mealhada, PT), Santa Clara Gallery (Coimbra, PT), Coleção Berardo Museum (Lisboa, PT), Museum of the Water (Coimbra, PT), Museum of the City (Aveiro, PT), Museum of Fine Arts (Porto, PT), The Space of Time (Montemor-o-Novo, PT), Passos Manuel (Porto, PT), Queen Anne Court (Londres, UK), Rua das Gaivotas6 (Lisboa, PT), Salão Brazil (Coimbra, PT), Gil Vicente Academic Theatre (Coimbra, PT), Sá da Bandeira Theatre (Santarém, PT) and The Hub (Dublin, IRE).
He also participated in events such as Imaginarius | International Street Theatre Festival (Santa Maria da Feira, PT), Freedom Festival (Elvas, PT; Oliveira do Hospital, PT), Salva-a-Terra Eco Festival (Idanha-a-Nova, PT), PAISAGENS NEUROLÓGICAS (Coimbra, PT), Poéticas de lo Múltiple (Cuenca, ES), [TRANS]acto #01 (Coimbra, PT), Universo Paralello Festival (Bahia, BR) and Waking Life (Crato, PT).
In 2015 he released his third ambient/IDM album, fragments of emotions, that confirms the path started in his earlier works (chilled winter sunrise, 2013; gentle breeze at sunset, 2011) and which recalls more than just simple sensations or faded memories, building each theme a boldly sensual and where each note has a distinct emotional tone.
He is currently developing his artistic language with the aim to foster innovative audio-visual processes, related with real-time sound visualization and exploring site-specific sound and image relations at the PhD in Art Studies at University of Coimbra (PT). He holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Coimbra.
He is also a researcher of the Centre for 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Coimbra, and as a researcher his creation projects relate to specific places, exploring throughout the research and creation process the intersection between art, technology, identity and space, seeking to reflect about the importance of site-specific and sense of place.
He has presented the results of his research-creation projects in several places, such as, Joanina Library (Coimbra, PT), CCOP (Porto, PT), College of the Arts (Coimbra, PT), College of St. Jerome (Coimbra, PT), Convent of Salutation (Montemor-o-Novo, PT), Convent of Saint Francis (Coimbra, PT), Church of Jesus (Aveiro, PT), Church of Salvaterra-do-Extremo (Idanha-a-Nova, PT), Botanical Garden (Coimbra, PT), Monastery of Alcobaça (Alcobaça, PT), Monastery of Tibães (Braga, PT), Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha (Coimbra, PT), Museum of Convent of Lóios (Santa Maria da Feira, PT), o Museum of the Light (Luz-Mourão, PT), Museum of the Stone (Cantanhede, PT), Museum of Côa (Vila Nova de Foz Côa, PT), Museum of Conímbriga (Condeixa-a-Nova, PT), National Museum of Machado de Castro (Coimbra, PT) and Cathedral of Viseu (Viseu, PT).
And at conferences and events such as #14.ART – 14th International Art and Technology Meeting (Aveiro, PT), #16.ART – 16th International Art and Technology Meeting (Porto, PT), 9th Midterm Conference of the RN-Sociology of the Arts – ESA-Arts (Porto, PT), Criatek – Digital Creativity and Technology (Aveiro, PT), Concepts and Devices of Creation in Performing Arts International Congress (Coimbra, PT), DRHA 2014 – Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts International Conference (Londres, UK), DRHA 2015 – Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts International Conference (Dublin, IRE), KISMIF – Keep it Simple, Make it Fast! DIY Cultures, Spaces and Places (Porto, PT), POST-SCREEN Conference: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures (Lisboa, PT) and Archive Practices in Performing Arts International Seminar (Coimbra and Porto, PT).