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Thessia Machado
updated: 01/14/2012
website: www.thessiamachado.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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better life I
better life I (detail)
better life II
better life III
better life IV
better life V
connector I
connector II
wavebounce
beats I
home catalog (part a) detail
home catalog (part b)
perimeter
perimeter (detail of drawings)
perimeter (detail of video projections)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  consumer culture, autobiographical, architecture, conceptual, diagrammatic, information, language, memory, science, technology
 
 
better life I by Thessia Machado
better life I
ink and collage with materials from discarded electronics on paper
2011
9 " x  12 " 
better life I (detail) by Thessia Machado
better life I (detail)
ink and collage with materials from discarded electronicson paper
2011
9 " x  12 " 
better life II by Thessia Machado
better life II
ink and collage with materials from discarded electronics on paper
2011
9 " x  12 " 
better life III by Thessia Machado
better life III
ink and collage with materials from discarded electronics on paper
2011
9 " x  12 " 
better life IV by Thessia Machado
better life IV
ink and collage with materials from discarded electronics on paper
2011
9 " x  12 " 
better life V by Thessia Machado
better life V
ink and collage with materials from discarded electronics on paper
2011
12 " x  9 " 
connector I by Thessia Machado
connector I
etched circuit board (copper, fiberglass)
2009
4 " x  6 " 
connector II by Thessia Machado
connector II
etched circuit board (copper, fiberglass)
2009
4 " x  6 " 
wavebounce by Thessia Machado
wavebounce
graphite on paper
2009
9 " x  12 " 
beats I by Thessia Machado
beats I
graphite on paper
2009
12 " x  9 " 
home catalog (part a) detail by Thessia Machado
home catalog (part a) detail
carved sheetrock
2006
36" x  4"  x 1/2" 
home catalog (part b) by Thessia Machado
home catalog (part b)
carved sheetrock
2006
27" x  4"  x 1/2" 
perimeter by Thessia Machado
perimeter
installation with 2 video projections, 12 drawings and sound loop
2006
Dimensions variable
perimeter (detail of drawings) by Thessia Machado
perimeter (detail of drawings)
installation with 2 video projections, 12 drawings and sound loop
2006
Dimensions variable
perimeter (detail of video projections) by Thessia Machado
perimeter (detail of video projections)
installation with 2 video projections, 12 drawings and sound loop
2006
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
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.