Universidade Fernando Pessoa / Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Ana Carvalho is PhD candidate on Communication and Digital Platforms at Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto and teacher at Universidade Fernando Pessoa, both in Portugal. Subjects of study are identity (collective and individual), documentation, narrative and memory within realtime audiovisual performance. As visual artist and performer her work evidences process as art and reflects on fictional biography, social utopias, ways of knowing and women's achievements. In recent work Ana Carvalho takes metaphors from nature to reflect on inner emotional states. Texts, audiovisual performances and collaborative blogging describe process and results. Among several collaborative projects she is co-editor of VJ Theory, a project related to philosophy and theory that inform and is informed by realtime audiovisual practices and co-organizer of the abertura events in Lisbon. She has been performing under several personas, experimenting and improvising with technology and objects of the everyday life.