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Paula Velez is a Colombian visual and sound artist whose open source based practices involve the use of subversive sound-machines, scenography, video, etching and drawing, in order to address issues such as ecology, sustainable economy and urbanism.
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Graphic designer, media and video artist, vj, teacher, asistent director, super8 activist, musical and cultural projects management. She study cinema in Paris. Actually candidate at EGS for the Master at the Division of Philosophy, Art & Critical Thought (PACT). She was an active member for a few years of Aether9, a remote storytelling and media-art research group.
She like to play with home-made technologie even being aware that it could happen a terrible desaster or fire, but she trust her intuition.
Paula Velez is a Colombian visual & sound artist whose open source based practices involve the use of subversive sound-machines, scenography, video, and drawing to address issues such as ecology, sustainable economy & urbanism. Her creative processes explore liminal spaces ´in between,´ disciplines and genres creating temporary nomadic projects both autonomous & participatory. For example, community based projects such as Laborincondelmar, Mariamulata Lectora, apprehend the ecological & social economical realms through developing sustainable & social ecological practices to preserve the mangrove in the Caribbean Colombian coast. Projects such as Ark0, Terrik0lab, OSWASH, are part of a body of research exploring the embedded relationship between urbanism and ecology, by the collective development of transversal & libertarian practices in the socio political context.
She most recently has focused on sound as it traverses the primary landscapes of her research in ecology, philosophy & sentience. Currently she is enchanted with sound as a form of energy circulating in the spaces between spaces, with the capacity to resonate and give pleasure. Underlying these multifaceted & lifelong pursuits, emerge capacities, potentialities & resiliences inspired by the open and free culture movements. From these convictions she adapts her methods and practices to create collective resonance and transformation. She currently lives in Paris.