ARTIST: Brazil/Berlin

EVENT: 2-Day Workshop

SCHOOL: Taos Charter School

PERFORMANCE: The Paseo September 25, 2015

Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez will demonstrate with a microscope the manipulation of substances and organic materials to give workshop participants an idea of the visual possibilities for live video creation. She will take participants on a short field trip to collect materials for manipulation. Participants explore concepts on which materials to collect, including unique organic and synthetic resources to the location of Taos, for their own chance to experiment with the microscope and to showcase what they learned in the pre-performance time for the public. During our time together, we’ll think the notion of locality while aiming for a cosmic translation of the materials in microscopic visual form for the live performance.

Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez is a media artist and interdisciplinary researcher from Brazil and the United States, where she was a Fulbright scholar in Art & Design and Media Studies. Her artistic practice started with Structural/Materialist image-making via cameraless animation for her experimental films to VJing as part of her performance art and installation pieces. Her most recent work intersects with art, science and technology, ranging from sonification of data in dendrochronology, videomicrography and creative coding for immersive interactive performative installations where the public is nvited to integrate the assemblages.

Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez | www.quietrevolution.me