Thessia Machado, Brazil/NY, investigates the physicality of sound and its effect on our perception of space. Many of her recent sculptures and installations function also as unorthodox instruments – places that have a real-time, live component. The expressive potential is active and changeable as the viewer interacts and performs with it. 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 the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Experimental Television Center and The Bronx Museum.
Marcos Zotes and Thessia Machado "Rafmögnuð Náttúra"
(Photo by Jón Óskar Hauksson)