(São Paulo 1984)
Brazilian, Graduated in philosophy at the University of São Paulo, Luísa Nóbrega (1984) is an artist who explores the boundaries between different artistic disciplines, blurring the lines between performance, video, literature and sound. Since 2012 she does not have a fixed home, and lives temporarily both in artistic residencies and hosted with friends in different parts of Brazil and abroad. In the last four years, she developed projects in Mexico, Guatemala, Iceland, Poland, Armenia, Ukraine and Lithuania and took part of exhibitions such as Projeto Parede, Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Brasil, Turborealism, breaking ground, Donetsk, Ukraine and City as Process, Ekaterinburg, Russia. With her vocal experiments, she collaborated with a collective of contemporary electronic musicians, Al Reves (www.alreves.org), with whom in 2006 she recorded the album menagerie. She is also a writer and is currently editing I wanna be my werewolf, an anthology of poems.
In a multidisciplinary practice including action, moving image, sound and text, I attempt to investigate the voices that emerge from the friction zones in between body and language, biology and culture, voice and identity. I am interested in historical and literary linkages, acts of reading and writing, intersections of voice and temporality and situations of linguistic collapse. I’ve been investigating limits of communication, extrasense and religious trance, trying to come closer to ambiguous zones in the outskirts of language, which usually only appears in situations in which we moan, scream or become voiceless.