Lara Portela lives and works in Lisbon. She studied Visual Arts at ESAD, Lisbon, did the Maumaus Independent Study Program and is currently enrolled in a Master of Museology at Nova University Lisbon. Her artistic practice works from collections and archives to explore memory’s layers, real and fictional narratives, crossing the visual and the performing arts.
Three videos are used in real time composition to explore the combination of the moving images – the edited sequence creates a non-existing-place.
The Perverted Archival Image workshop centered on and tentacled off from Studio Baalbeck. The workshop participants created an audio montage of recordings to accompany some of the visual archive material.