Ana Henriques Brotas, Household, digital collage
Portugese, b. 1990, playing from Sesimbra, Portugal
Ana Brotas is a Portuguese visual artist that studied Fine Art in London at Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths University. Her work has been exhibited internationally including Russia, USA, Lebanon, Morocco, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Cuba, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines and throughout Europe. She was awarded at Camberwell’s and Deptford’s Contemporary Visual Arts Festival and selected works have been published in the "young, fresh and relevant" journal and the HESA inprint magazine. Currently she is coordinating the MAE artists’ retreat programme in Portugal.
Thoughts on the Telephone process
It was really challenging to decode a sound into a collage so I though that I would try to understand the set of rules used to create the sound and take that as my own principle. While listening to the piece, the idea that I got was that common household objects were modified and used to reproduce a wild and imaginary new space - that could exist but in reality it doesn't. Starting with this principle I have tried to recreate environments with a kinetic feeling. The environments could be very large but they present themselves trapped in a even smaller household item.