– Experimental/independent publishing
– Natural and produced environments
– Intertextuality and visual culture
– Transdisciplinary discourse
One part of Isabel Carvalho’s artistic practice manifests itself in the form of editorial work through LEONORANA, an annual bi-lingual (Portuguese/English) cross-disciplinary research publication she established in 2017. LEONORANA’s main goal is to study the relation of conflict and complicity between verbal and visual languages, presenting essays (in text or in visual forms) as the preferred genre for the development of speculative thinking around chosen themes. For the next issue of the publication, the artist intends to tackle the subject of “environments” focusing on the differences between “natural” and “produced” environments (i.e. indoor atmospheres produced by air conditioning; architectural and urban planning strategies to manage pollution, etc.). With a transdisciplinary approach, the issue will prompt curious narratives based on the observation of existing situations, their economic, social, and political aspects, as well as their cultural representations across different media.
The residency of Isabel Carvalho was scheduled for January – March 2021, but the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak rendered international travel impossible. In order to continue to support artistic research and foster collaborations beyond borders, the NTU CCA Residencies Programme initiated Residencies Rewired, a project that trailblazes new pathways to collaboration.
Research Liaison: Ang Kia Yee
Ang Kia Yee is a poet and artist interested in speculation, fiction, and alternative futures in which community economies, new language(s), and solarpunk proposals are possible.