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BIO. Ana Loureiro (Portugal, 1991) is a visual artist living and working in Vienna. She graduated in Fine Arts - Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto University and attended the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna during her last graduation semester. Currently, her artistic practice focuses in the relationship between architecture/space and its inner memories, taking in consideration her personal experience and through a multidisciplinary approach. Her projects have been presented in several countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, Belgium, England and Portugal.
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Sensory Submersion/ Boundaries of Reality (2020)
Photography, animation, video 5:37 min
In the project Boundaries of reality was explored the relationships with ourn private spaces, our personal belongings and their inner characteristics. Both in the physical and virtual plans - all inside the four walls of our living space. It is a result of the almost five months analysis of our individual experiences with our houses. That relationship was inevitably intensified due to the pandemic. That new global condition forced us to locked inside our homes for an uncertain period which leaded to new housing meanings and a lost perception of time. Home became a place not just for living our intimacy but also a main stage for outsideroutines and intensive virtual socializing. This project questions the boundaries of reality: when does it start? When does it finish? Is this the true depiction of what happened or result of the imagination? Maybe, a mixture of both.
This was a group project together with the artist Marko Lončarević in the frame of the initiative Questionme&Answer
Photos: ©Ana Loureiro
Echoic serie (2020)
Photography, drawing, painting, sound installation
"Echoic", is a result of a long-term reflection about memory and space. About my relationship with the places I lived in and their inner memories. Those memories, subsisted in a plurality of matters: in objects, photographs or documents. Either, in the memory that I had from the houses area and the floor plan drawn.
This time a new sensory memory is added: an echoic memory made of sounds which inhabit objects. A sensory memory which records specific auditory informations.
For over 20 years, I was revisiting the same region although different beaches. However, with the same involuntary act of collecting shells. With the innocent intention and believe of bringing a small piece of the ocean to home. This was not a random souvenir. It was created by Nature and it preserves all of its characteristics. It preserves a sound from its habitat, which is audible when it’s close to the ear.
At that point, the two subcategories of sensory memory – the iconic and the echoic – intersect.
Photos: ©Ana Loureiro
Tell me how was your day? Fragments of a trapped soul (2020)
“Tell me, how was your day? Fragments of a trapped soul” is a daily series of small format photos instax mini fujifilm which documents and portraits my relationship with my home during the isolation days. That relationship was intense since the office, sleeping area and kitchen are all in the same place. It is a very mysterious approach that depicts the progressive dissolution of boundaries between the house’s divisions and between what meant to remain private or public.
My body freedom was trapped during more than 2 months inside less than 30 m2 which led to repercussions in my psychological and physical well-being.
In every photo is registered the day and month that it was taken followed by a word or a sentence which describes the scene or object. Sometimes in a direct way other times subliminal and more like a mirror of my mental state with a touch of irony.