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Thessia Machado


17–20 May 2017 | installation, talk and performance

Pho­tos © Kathrin Scheidt



17.05.2017 | 6:30 pm | open­ing | 7:30 pm | artist talk with Thes­sia Macha­do and Volk­er Straebel


18.05.2017 | 7:30 pm | per­for­mance with turntab­list Pedro Lopes 


19.05.2017 | 7:30 pm | per­for­mance with mul­ti-Instru­men­tal­ist There­sa Stroetges


18. — 20.05.2017 | 2–7 pm | Instal­la­tion on display


SomoS Art House Berlin,
Kot­tbusser Damm 95, 1.OG
10967 Berlin


For the first event of the die Rei­he series this semes­ter, we glad­ly present Thes­sia Macha­do with a sound instal­la­tion and per­for­mance series telix at SomoS Gallery, Berlin.The instal­la­tion fea­tures wall mount­ed, pho­to sen­si­tive sound mod­ules, con­duct­ed by light pat­terns from a graph­ic score trav­el­ing on a mechan­i­cal appa­ra­tus built from a decon­struct­ed fax machine.



is a sound artist and com­pos­er and cur­rent­ly an Inga Maren Otto Fel­low in Music Com­po­si­tion. She per­forms elec­tron­ic and elec­tro-acoustic exper­i­men­tal music with hand-made and mod­i­fied instru­ments under the artis­tic name link. She com­plet­ed her BFA Sum­ma Cum Laude at Hunter Col­lege, after begin­ning her stud­ies in art at the Esco­la de Artes Visuais do Par­que Lage, in Rio de Janeiro.


Macha­do finds the active, expres­sive poten­tial in sculp­tures and inter­ac­tive instal­la­tions with a real-time, live com­po­nent. “Work­ing with sound reveals the air in which we all swim as yet anoth­er mal­leable and respon­sive mate­r­i­al,” she writes. “It bounces and is deflect­ed by space and objects, chang­ing and acquir­ing a new character.”


Machado’s work has been exhib­it­ed in New York and Philadel­phia, as well as in Lon­don, Paris, Ams­ter­dam, Dublin, Berlin, and Athens. She has received fel­low­ships from the New York Foun­da­tion for the Arts, the Exper­i­men­tal Tele­vi­sion Cen­ter, and The Bronx Muse­um. She has been award­ed numer­ous res­i­den­cies, includ­ing at Mac­Dow­ell Colony, the Atlantic Cen­ter for the Arts, and the Irish Muse­um of Mod­ern Art.



Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

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die Rei­he. Con­tri­bu­tions to audi­to­ry art and cul­ture is an event series of the Master’s pro­gram Sound Stud­ies and Son­ic Arts at the Berlin Career Col­lege at Berlin Uni­ver­si­ty of the Arts the Audio Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Group at Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty Berlin. A colab­o­ra­tion between the Elec­tron­ic Music Stu­dio, the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Pro­gram and the Master’s pro­gram Sound Stud­ies and Son­ic Arts at UdK. |