Waléria Américo

11.08.14 29.08.14

Sponsored by the Brazilian Embassy in Argentina, we welcome Waléria Américo who will be an artist-in-residence during August and she’ll continue developing the project Amplitud – Falla (amplitude – flaw).
Américo’s experimentation goes from video, photography, intervention to the research between the body and its surroundings, exploring the relations between habitation and migration.

Amplitude is an ongoing project that searches to explore the matter and loudness temporality using the body as moving instrument aiming to find pictures and images.This project arises from the migratory experience from Fortaleza to Lisbon, its inaugural object is the construction of a set of scores through sequenced air pressured shots over white sheets of paper. The holes left by the bullets are transformed into loose musical notes. These scores have become triggers to objects and performing actions surrounded by questions like: How can we find sound in those spaces formed by the bullet shots? Is it possible to share those scores with others? How?, How can the actions experienced during those variations be drawn or represented?

I am interested in researching the power of ongoing re-composition and re-writing of the same musical score. These variations and scatterings are produced by a series of meetings with people (musicians, geologists) and places (cities). This also shows the political dimension of my research. On the one hand, I have the open matter and on the other the qualifications over the work works against ambiguity. It is a minimal matter that allows to explore the limitless movement/shift, what can not be captured.

Waléria Américo
1979 | Born in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
Lives and works in Fortaleza, Brazil and Lisbon, Portugal.

MA in Multimedia Arts-Performance & Installation from Universidade de Lisboa.
BA in Visual Arts from Faculdade da Grande Fortaleza, with focus in Audiovisual and Electronic Media from the Universidade Federal do Ceará. 

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Group exhibition ´ace Collection

23.02.15 30.04.15

Territories is an exhibition curated by Adriana Moracci among artworks from the ‘ace collection. The aims of this selection is to allow us to reflect upon political, economic, linguistic and corporal territories. They have been interpreted by contemporary artists through photography, performance and printmaking.

ABOUT TERRITORIES (by Adriana Moracci

Territory is a defined, outlined and demarcated place that provides belonging and identity to whom occupy it. In some cases it is a place to access or emigrate. The territory notion goes beyond a determined border. Although the etymology of the word indicates land or field not every community has its own physical territory, but yes, all have their own idiosyncrasy, language and culture that unites and links. The body is also a territory, one that is always present and constantly changing. A territory that contains and links us with the other, through verbal and corporal language. A territory that enables encounter with the ancestral and the primary.

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Amplitude: Fail
Waléria Américo


On Wednesday August 27th the Brazilian artist Waléria Américo presented her project Amplitude: fail.

With the collaboration of several Buenos Aires musicians she experimented diverse ways of constructing musical notes.

In the presentation, Ramiro Fernández Pereyra (guitarist and singer) interpreted a note that Américo had developed before being an artist-in-residence in ‘ace. Other three musicians, Hernán Sánchez (trompet), Lila Feinsilber (trombone) and Leandro Kohan (trombon) played the new notes built in Buenos Aires by shooting a percussion cymbal and the collaboration of Hernán Zaparart.

Américo’s residency was sponsored by the Brazilian Embassy in Argentina.

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