Since the notion of scientific objectivity is inherently debatable, another way to go about understanding the world and ourselves is to play with its tools in a looser, more intimate way: to extract from data its latent poetic content.
With such notoriously unreliable data as that generated by memory or perception, the rigors and constraints of proper science become pliant and more expressive. The methods themselves are formal devices in service of the idea. The result of measuring and processing the intangible is another instance of subjectivity.
It is both the virtue and fault of translation that every language brings to the process its own character, making possible an infinite chain of evolving meaning.
Artist Bio / CV
Thessia Machado, Brazil/NY, investigates the physicality of sound and its effect on our perception of space. She’s been lately creating pieces that function also as unorthodox instruments – sculptures and installations that have a real-time, live component. The expressive potential is still active and changeable as the viewer interacts and performs with the work. Thessia’s installations and video pieces have been exhibited in New York, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, Berlin and Athens. She has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Vermont Studio Center and she is a recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Experimental Television Center and The Bronx Museum.