Joana P. Cardozo
Joana P. Cardozo is a Brazilian visual artist based in Los Angeles and Sao Paulo. Her photographs create unconventional portraiture by examining the relationship amongst domestic spaces, their inhabitants and their objects. Her installations discuss the futility of human attachments in an impermanent world.
The Naked Hours
For 100 hours, I cut 2 x 2 inches black paper with scissors and covered the L-Shape Gallery walls at the California Institute of the Arts. I did not speak. I did not use a cell phone or other electronics. I ate, rested, wrote, and meditated as necessary. I left the gallery space to use the restroom. I used clear tape, double-sided tape, museum putty, painter’s tape, and gaffer tape. The Naked Hours turned out to be much more than a quest for personal transformation, or the passage of time and the impermanence of this world. It became to be about the making of art and the destroying of art. The everyday life and its unnoticeable tasks. The cycle of life, being born, growing, aging, dying. The stillness and movement. The opposites, contrasts, spaces, blank spaces. It became to be about the mistakes. The anger. The meditation and the breath. The Naked Hours became to be about personal and global transformations. A virus spreading in the world.
Unbuilt Door is a collaborative sound installation between Jiayu Zhang and
Joana P. Cardozo during the emergency state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Spring 2020. Jiayu and Joana were studio neighbors at CalArts. This piece offers an imagination practice for the participants to visualize the border of their individual space. The participants are guided by the artists’ voice narrating the process of breaking through a wall of their room and entering the space beyond. Two recordings from two opposite perspectives, the wall-breaker and their next-door neighbor, require the participants to imagine the work and deal with questions of collaboration and transgression.
How can we individuals reconnect to each other in times of segregation?
The Process A short film documenting the day to day training of dancers in the studios.
Dance Machine This project aims to discuss what’s the function of space, to explore the relationship between objects’ physical movements and spatial configuration in a different way, and to consider how we search/use/limit/share the space for a different purpose. The artist takes a dynamic sculpture approach to investigate the realm between visible the invisible. The […]
sculpture: SYNCHRONICITY:MINQIN stainless steel sculpture, 15 ft. dia., installed at Minqin Intl. Desert Sculpture Park, outside Minqin, Gansu, China
Burn This is an abstract and artificial image of burning flowers under sunlight as a lover of love feels burning.
A music collage I made with reversed samples of my previously recorded music.
plasticity My clothes my hair my face my body. The way I look and the way I feel are at war with each other. A film about gender in isolation.
Indigarb Fast fashion is the world’s second largest polluter, emitting 10% of all carbon emissions and is dumped into lands and oceans all over the world. In Our compilation of video and photography come together to evoke empathetic response in our viewers. By seeing humans absorbed in plastic, we mirror the way our Earth and […]
15 Pendulums This is a Unity-based video piece, inspired by Reich’s Pendulum Music, but with a microtonal tuning based on a 1-3-5-7 combination-product set. The fundamental of this tuning is an upper 2/1 partial of the Schumann resonance 7.83 Hz. This Schumann resonance is basically the resonant frequency of the Earth’s electromagnetic field. Here is […]