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Eduardo AbrantesCurriculum Vitæ

 

Born: 1979, Lisbon, Portugal.
Living in Stockholm, Sweden, since September 2012.

 

Education:

2010-2016    PhD (Philosophy of Sound) at Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal.

2012-2015    visiting PhD researcher at Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden.

2010-2012    visiting PhD researcher at Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2006-2007    Filmmaking & Production, Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.

2000-2005    BA + MA – Philosophy & Film Studies at Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Areas of specialization: Phenomenology, Continental Philosophy, Aesthetics, Sound Art, Performance, Artistic Research, Film.

Dissertation theme: Voice and presence, a phenomenological inquiry – on phenomenology of sound and embodiment through the voice – awarded full scholarship by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Tecnology.

Participation in Research Projects:

-In Situ-Action (Playing the Space) – Resonance, Improvisation and Variations of Public Places, led by Monica Sand and Ricardo Atienza, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Arkitekturmuseet Stockholm, Sweden, 2012-2014.

Research Centers/Affiliations:

-Member of Nordic Summer University (NSU) research circle Crossing Context: interventions through artistic research.

-Associated member of R&D Unit on Language, Interpretation and Philosophy, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

-Researcher at Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, New University of Lisbon, Portugal.

-Member of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology.

-Member of PSi

 

Work Experience (references available on demand):

(in Sweden)

2015-2015       video collaboration in performance ”Objects & Speech” by Tove Salmgren, MDT Stockholm, DOCH (Dans och Cirkushögskolan).

2014-2014       video documentation of performances ”Atlantic” by Juli Reinartz, ”I pretend that you speak” by Tove Salmgren, ”Splendour” by Stina Nyberg and ”Unexplained Dances” by Manon Santkin, ”Another Fine Selection” Festival, MDT Stockholm.

2014-2014       video documentation of Sharon Lockhart’s exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall; directing, filming and editing of promotional video trailer for Teater Pero’s play ”Kompiskompassen”.

2012-2013       directing, filming and editing of promotional video trailers for Teater Barbara’s plays: ”Hoppsan”, ”Guds Lille Narr” and ”Åsiktsmaskinen”.

2011-2014       member of research group IN SITU at Arkitektur- och designcentrum, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm.

(abroad)

2008-2010       Program assistant at Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal.

2004-2005       Executive editor at NUMERO Magazine Portugal. (text editing, translation, managing text & visual collaborators, interviews)

2003-2004       Specialized tour guide at the Contemporary Art & Design Museum of the Cultural Center of Belém (CCB), Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Artistic Research (selected presentations):

2013

“On protest songs and the voice of intervention“, Nordic Summer University Winter Session in Artistic Research, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2012

“A voice as a sound object? – a phenomenological inquiry into the acoustic manifestation of presence“, What Are Artworks and How Do We Experience Them? Winter Symposium, Center for Semiotics, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

“A voice as an art object? – an inquiry into the manifestation of presence in sound art and beyond”, Nordik 2012 – 10th International Meeting of the Nordic Committee of Art History, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.

“Bounding and breaking — An inquiry on the voicing of acoustic territories“, 2nd International Congress on Ambiances, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Canada.

“Mother, child and their “sound envelope” – a phenomenological inquiry on embodied awareness”, Phenomenology of Pregnancy and Drives – Erotic Intersubjectivity Conference, Center for Practical Knowledge, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden.

“The task of translating experience – on the phenomenological viability of documenting embodiment”, Nordiskt Sommaruniversitet Vintersymposium – Artistic Research – Strategies for Embodiment, Theatre Academy Helsinki, Finland.

2011

“A voice as a sound object? – a phenomenological inquiry into the acoustic manifestation of presence”, The Sensuous Object Workshop, Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

“Hand-sight: Kinaesthetic Perception Beyond Visual Categories”, 2011 CSGSA Conference, “Mind, Body, Cinema”, Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association – San Francisco State University, USA.

“On the uses of the voice – sharing through resonance and other metaphors”, NSU Winter Symposium 2011 Conference, Study Circle 7: Artistic Research – Strategies for Embodiment, Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Denmark.

“The pronoun performed, or, on how to make sense of things unsaid”, NSU Summer Symposium 2011 Conference, Study Circle 7: Artistic Research – Strategies for Embodiment, Falsterbo, Sweden.

“Wandering with Voices – a phenomenological inquiry on the vocal experience of everydayness”, Tuned City Tallinn 2011: Conference “Sonorities of Place”, Tallinn, Estonia.

2010

“Insignificant Voices – the Phenomenology of Vocal Improvisation and Meaninglessness”, Sonorities – Festival of Contemporary Music – Two Thousand + Ten Symposium, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland.

“The Task of Translating Experience – On the Phenomenological Viability of Documenting Embodiment”, Embodiment, Intersubjectivity and Psychopathology – International Conference, University of Heidelberg, Germany.

“The voice as vessel – acoustic uniqueness and the construction of the character in French film”, 4th Music and the Moving Image Conference, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development – New York University, USA.

“Tying Vocal Chords – a phenomenological inquiry into the ‘fabric’ of the voice”, 6th European Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, The Stockholm School of Economics, Riga, Latvia.

 

Publications (selected):

(Chapters in Books)

“On the uses of the voice – sharing through resonance and other metaphors” in Artistic Research – Strategies for Embodiment Anthology, ed. NSU Press, Sweden, 2015.

“Twice Johanne, Once Juliet – Kierkegaard and the Phenomena of Aesthetical/Ethical Convergence in Theatre Performance“ in Ethical Encounters: Boundaries of Theatre, Performance and Philosophy. ed. Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.

(Proceedings)

“Bounding and breaking — An inquiry on the voicing of acoustic territories“ in Ambiances in action / Ambiances en acte(s) – proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Ambiances, Ambiances – Réseau International, Montréal, 2012.

 

Artistic Work:

(Sound art/Performance)

“The Here and Now” series of collaborative workshops on territoriality and strategies for cohabitation, performed with the context of the Sisters Academy Boarding School immersive performance project – Inkonst, Malmö, 2015.

“Soundsite/Listeningscape Correspondence” site-specific sound performance in collaboration with artist, researcher and performer Christina Burkolter (CH, DK), presented in Druskininkai, Lithuania, during the NSU Summer Session, 2015.

“Some body in the landscape (and there were other bodies)” sound piece, based on field recordings collected during residency at MoKS, Mooste and Tallinn (EE),  commissioned by the interdisciplinary online platform ESC:ALA, Portugal, 2015.

“Sing-a-longing”  sound piece, based on field recordings collected during residency at MoKS, Mooste (EE), street interviews in Tartu (EE), and presented at Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Tallinn, Estonia, 2015.

“Silent Dinner” site specific soundscape installation, collaboration with Luisa Greenfield (US/DE) and Sebastian Dietrich (DE/CH), Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Tallinn, Estonia, 2015.

“Two in transit” sound piece for LUR Levande Urban Radio, Arkitektur- och designcentrum, Stockholm, Sweden, 2013.

“On protest songs and the voice of intervention“, Nordic Summer University Winter Session in Artistic Research, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland, 2013.

Percussion in CERN Spelplats – Fältstudier Exhibition by Monica Sand presented at Vetenskapsfestivalen, Göteborg, Sweden, 2012.

Sound performance “Mother, child and their “sound envelope” – a phenomenological inquiry on embodied awareness”, Phenomenology of Pregnancy and Drives – Erotic Intersubjectivity Conference, Center for Practical Knowledge, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012.

Live sound performance “A voice as a sound object? – a phenomenological inquiry into the acoustic manifestation of presence”, The Sensuous Object Workshop, Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011.

(Film/Media)

“Åsiktsmaskinen”, video performance in collaboration with Teater Barbara, Stockholm, 2013.

“Glänta”, video documentary on Glänta – konstinstallation med program i domkyrkan, Uppsala by Monica Sand and Ricardo Atienza, Uppsala, Sweden, 2012.

“Connecting Space”, video documentary on Connecting Space, a performance/workshop in the public space by artist Anna E. Weiser, Montréal, Canada, 2012.

“Vävskäl”, video documentary on Vävskäl – 2160 silkessträngar i rum, a performance/installation by artist Anna E. Weiser, Arkitekturmuseet Stockholm, Sweden, 2012.

“Mind the Gap”, video documentary on Mind the Gap, interdisciplinary performance led by Monica Sand, Ricardo Atienza, My Lindh, Stockholm, 2011.

“A Lontra / The Otter”, video documentary on drawing and artistic research, based on portuguese artist Francisca Carvalho, Lisbon, Portugal, 2008.

“Wrap-Around”, short fiction film, Lisbon, Portugal, 2007.

 

Languages:

Portuguese (native speaker) / English (fluent, both spoken and written) / French (fluent spoken, good written) / Spanish (fluent spoken, good written) / Danish, Swedish (medium level, both spoken and written)