HMV_II show us a fictionalised laboratory where a scientist has dedicated their life to define the complexity of the air life form, compiling research made at the end of the 21st centuryPlay Video
Fragments of an investigation carried out at the end of the 21st century get intermixed with the invisibility of the object of study — indoor air.
From a speculative practice between the scientific process, the artistic process and the affective, political, social and cultural processes that we create with the things of the world, the appearance of a new body is proposed. It is inside a fictionalised laboratory that we get to see this collective, symbiotic and ancestral organism; a multispecies entity that transcends the borders between terrestrial bodies (mineral, human, vegetal, animal, technological) and time and space.
Catarina Braga (b. Guimarães, 1994) is an interdisciplinary artist currently living and working between Guimarães and Porto. She holds a Master's degree in Fine Arts – Intermedia (2022) by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto and has been exhibiting her work internationally since 2016.
In her artistic practice, Catarina investigates how technological mediation shapes our relationship with nature, addressing planting processes and image making processes, exploring the role that images play in the interactions we establish between the cultural and the natural world.
Standing out from recent exhibitions, are the solo exhibitions Produced Affections – Affected Productions at the Museu de Alberto Sampaio (2022, Guimarães) and "The World is not the World" at Banana Jam Gallery (2019, Shenzhen), and the group shows Linhas de Vento – Percursos artísticos na natureza at the Municipal Gallery of Matosinhos (2022), "Loss of Aura" at Gallery Pedro Oliveira (2022, Porto), and "Return" at Arbre Art Center in Shenzhen (2020).