“My work is rooted in hydrofeminism, deep ecology, and neo-animist ontologies. I explore how art can bridge the nature-culture binary by establishing alliances with the Land and its inhabitants.
From touching on a cellular level to listening to plant tissues, art can unveil the interdependencies of animated entities. I facilitate liquid incubations that gently influence the thermal properties of cell clusters and harmonic crystals, using an approach influenced by methodologies found in quantum activism. I investigate how the body’s memory records and recalls experiences, impacting the manifestation of realities. The interplay between individual and collective memory can address futurity, thus co-creating new imaginaries for collaborative survival.” NS
Nazaré Soares (Spain/Portugal/Norway) is an interdisciplinary artist investigating neo-animism & spiritual technologies within contexts of contemporary art & deep ecologies. She works around notions of neo-pharmacopoeias, invisibility, imperceptibility, and magic engineering. Her practice interweaves, psychoacoustic and cinematic spaces, speculative design and performance arts, producing spaces for ritual and incubation means. Recently she is deepening her work in hydrotherapy through aquatic bodywork practices and Phyto-thermal bathing, integrating it into artistic research. Her interest in systems of interconnectivity is deeply grounded in cartographies, topographies of imaginary spaces, and inner landscapes. How mediation and translation processes within ontologies of these systems coexist with the body, land, language, landscape, and invisible architectures.
She is a founder and curator of the art platform Invisibledrum based in Norway, a platform investigating interrelationships and interconnections within technology, art, ecologies, and animistic systems in contemporary society. Nazaré is a curator and board member at Tribute Earth, an NGO that provides access to ancestral wisdom and regenerative biocultural projects.
She received a scholarship at MFA LAV Program Laboratorio Audiovisual Creación Práctica Contemporánea in Madrid (2019). She was granted a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2017). She graduated in Moving Image Arts from Brighton University (2014); as part of this course, she spent three months studying in Ramallah at the Academy of Art of Palestine. She spent a year from 2006 living and working in Tokyo, after which she moved to the UK wherein in 2010 she received The Ideas Taps and Magnum Photography Award. In holds an Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education in Photography (AVEC) from FP Luis Buñuel ( Madrid 2005). Currently, she is taking training in aquatic Somatic Education for Aquatic Bodywork at Liquidzome, water temple in Sintra, Portugal, and as Bath Masters & Traditional use of Plants in steam bath and whisking at the International Bath Academy in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Her work has been exhibited at numerous art venues and festivals worldwide, including amongst others, the Art & Science Museum of Singapore, Palais des Congrès of Montréal, Metamorf Art & Technology Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art of Ethiopia, Brighton Museum, Fabrica Gallery Brighton, Alchemy Moving Image Festival, Indian Habitat Centre, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Centro Botín, Sonar Music & Technology Festival, Kunsthall Trondheim & Varanger Museum.