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Net//Work Exhibition: Laura Andreato

Hypnosis for detachment or fall - Hipnose para confiança e ascensão

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Hypnosis for detachment or fall - _Hipnose para confiança e ascensão_ is a video hosted on the Youtube video platform that presents a reinterpretation of a hypnosis session conducted by two voices: one speaks in English and another translates the session into Portuguese. In the background, we hear relaxing music while we see the image of a moving flame looping across the screen. During the video, it is possible to suspect that, in some parts, what the translator says in Portuguese is not the translation of what is being said in English. In this way, two simultaneous and dissident narrations are presented: the English speaker tries to induce the hypnotized person to give up control and the translator encourages those who hear her in Portuguese to take it.

Hypnosis for detachment or fall - _Hipnose para confiança e ascensão_ É um vídeo hospedado na plataforma de vídeos Youtube que apresenta uma reinterpretação de uma sessão de hipnose conduzida por duas vozes: uma que fala em inglês e outra que traduz a sessão para o português. Ao fundo, ouvimos uma música relaxante enquanto vemos a imagem de uma chama em movimento em looping na tela. No decorrer do vídeo é possível suspeitar que, em algumas partes, o que a tradutora fala em português não é a tradução do que está sendo dito em inglês. Desta forma, apresentam-se duas narrações simultâneas e dissidentes: quem fala inglês tenta induzir o hipnotizado a deixar o controle e a tradutora estimula quem a ouve em português a tomá-lo.

About Laura Andreato

Laura Andreato is a visual artist and art educator, set and costume designer. Laura graduated in Visual Arts at São Paulo University, holds a master's degree in Visual Poetics and is currently pursuing her doctorate.

Laura has exhibited in sole and collective shows in museums and galleries both within Brazil and globally. Prominent exhibitions include Pensamiento Salvaje, part of Bienal Sur (Buenos Aires, 2017); Le Royale (La Maudite, Paris, 2014), Deslize (Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro, 2014) and Paradiso, Museu de Arte de São Paulo -MASP (São Paulo, 2012).

Laura has also participated in the Pivô Pesquisa Program 2019, 13th artistic residency at Red Bull Station 2017 and in 2018 she nominated for the Pipa Award. In 2014 she was in residence at Cité des Arts, selected by the Institut Français.

About the Net//Work Residency

The Net//Work Residency took place 25 October - 19 November 2021, in partnership with British Council and DAS Belfast. Wysing Arts Centre hosted artists Laura Andreato, Halik Azeez, Wajeeha Batool, and Wendy Teo during this four week online residency, with Anna Bunting-Branch as artist mentor.

Net//Work offered time for reflection, research, practice, skills exchange, and professional networking opportunities focused on digital artistic practices and technologies. The autumn's residency artists were internationally based across Brazil, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The residency consisted of online mentoring, group conversations, problem solving surgeries, guest talks and workshops with external curators and artists and 1-2-1 tuition.

To find out more about the Net//Work Residency, click here.

In partnership with British Council and DAS Belfast


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