Over the past six years, Alexandra Ferreira and Bettina Wind have been engaged in an art practice that uses multiple mediums – installation, video, text and drawings – to create multi-layered compositions of heterogeneous materials and storylines.
Inspired by a particular site, found objects, archival materials, or current events, the artistic duo develops research-based works that examine the aesthetic, political and economic dimensions of a specific situation.
During their residency Ferreira and Wind will investigate the historical narrative of Brazilian musicians Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil’s stay in London during 1969. They will use this narrative to further explore the complex relation between sound, image, presence and imagination of the past.
Recent solo shows by the artists are Ad Hoc / Bridging, South African National Gallery and Evil Son Project Space Cape Town (2012), This is Not the Documentation of a Performance, Atelier Real, Lisbon (2010), and 40 Jahre Mousonturm // Eine Retrospektive, archive installation in collaboration with Pedro Lagoa, Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main (2009).
Ferreira and Wind have also participated in a number of group shows, including Le Rayon Vert, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2011), The Lost Art of Travelers, Dallas (2011), Lisboa como Metáfora, Galeria Quadrum Lisboa (2010), and Becoming Dutch, VanAbbeMuseum, Eindhoven (2008).
Alexandra Ferreira and Bettina Wind were born in Estoril, Portugal, and Munich, Germany, respectively and are currently living and working in Lisbon and Berlin. Their residency is supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
More information: www.windferreira.com
NO RECORD, JUST A SOUND
7 June - 28 June 2013
ALMANAC , 55 DALSTON LANE, E8 2NG.
Alexandra Ferreira and Bettina Wind present an exhibition at Almanac that attempts to evoke the intangible traces of Brazilian musicians Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso’s stay in London in the 1960s and 1970s.