Visual Arts

Talk with Erika Balsom and João Nisa about the exhibition “Primeiras Impressões de uma Paisagem”

Galeria Zé dos Bois

© Bruno Lopes

Due to the restriction notices issued by Civil Protection, we inform you that the talk with Erika Balsom and João Nisa, which was to take place today at 6.30pm, has been postponed to tomorrow, 14 December, at 3pm. We thank you for your understanding.

On December 13th, Galeria Zé dos Bois receives professor and critic Erika Balsom, whose work focuses on cinema, contemporary art, and their intersection, for a conversation with João Nisa about his exhibition Primeiras Impressões de uma Paisagem [First Impressions of a Landscape], currently on view at the gallery. The exhibition consists of a video installation made from material filmed inside the Águas Livres Aqueduct, on the outskirts of Lisbon, using one of its segments as a series of camera obscura devices. The conversation will focus on several aspects related to this project, from the working process involved in its realization to the conception of the exhibition itself, including its relations with the practice of different filmmakers and artists.

Erika Balsom

Erika Balsom is a scholar and critic based in London, working on cinema, art, and their intersection. She is Reader in Film Studies at King’s College, London, and holds a PhD in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University. She is the author of four books, including TEN SKIES (2021), After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation (2017) and Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art (2013), and the co-editor of Artists’ Moving Image in Britain Since 1989 (2019) and Documentary Across Disciplines (2016). She regularly writes criticism for several publications, including Artforum, 4Columns, and Cinema Scope. She was the co-curator of the exhibitions No Master Territories: Feminist Worldmaking and the Moving Image (2022) at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, and Peggy Ahwesh: Vision Machines (2021) at Spike Island, Bristol, and of the film programme Shoreline Movements for the 2020 Taipei Biennial.

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