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Giseli Vasconcelos

Giseli Vasconcelos

area: Media Art and Theory

DIGITOFAGIA © Giseli Vasconcelos

© Giseli Vasconcelos

Key Facts

nationality

Brazil

area

Media Art and Theory

residence

Rio De Janeiro

recommending institution

frei_raum Q21 exhibition space

time period

April 2017 - April 2017

Since the first decade of Internet in Brazil, she has managing projects with collectives, activists, thinkers and few organizations. She organized the Festival Mídia Tatica Brasil (Tactical Media Lab Festival) , a node from the Festival The Next Five Minutes/N5M4 (Amsterdam) that spreads the concept of tactical media in Brazilian electronic art and activism. Co-organized the publication Net_cultura 1.0: DIGITOFAGIA, collection of essays inspired on discussion list of the Festival DIGITOFAGIA that brings together the context of Brazilian digital electronic culture and also responsible for the conception and management of Autolabs, prototype labs providing media literacy workshops in subjects such as radio, video, hardware, graphic design, and event production, based on tactical concepts using cheap DIY media.  From 2011 to 2012, She concepted and organized the collaborative documentation Dossie: clip/process in art, politics and accessible technologies that brings together a geopolitical and creative context in the Amazon region. In the last years, she collaborated on experimental publications such as: Forum Permanente, Vocabulário Político, Revista Recibo and also on art projects as Capacete, Ecossistema Tropical 2.0 e Casa Comum.

2016 - Graduate student in Contemporary Art Studies at the Fluminense Federal University - UFF/RJ

2015 - Resident at Capacete Entretenimentos

2013 - Cohort of EMERGE NYC, a program is designed for emerging activists/artists/performers associated with Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University.

2011/12- DOSSIE: clip/process in art, politics and accessible technologies. Documentation series, a radical cartography, that discuss a geopolitical and creative context in the Amazon region.

2008 - Net_cultura 1.0: DIGITOFAGIA. Collection of essays inspired on discussion list of the Festival DIGITOFAGIA that brings together the context of Brazilian digital electronic culture in its first decade.

2005 - AUTOLABS. Prototype labs providing media literacy workshops involved 300 young people between ages 17 and 21 from three poor districts of Sao Paulo's periphery. That experience provided important input for a much larger government initiative "pontos de cultura" (culture spots).

2004 - DIGITOFAGIA. Conference held at the Museum of Image and Sound (MIS) in São Paulo that was critical moment for several independent collectives from Brazil which drew direct inspiration from Oswaldo de Andrade’s Manifesto Antropofágico.

2003 - Festival Mídia Tática Brasil.

Giseli Vasconcelos

Projectinfo

During the residency, Giseli is organizing a collection of articles, images and projects that explores the subject of gambiarra on Brazilian experimental initiatives in art, technologies and politics.

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