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João Vasco Paiva: Reimagining Transitional Places

About the video

Hong Kong-based artist João Vasco Paiva is attracted to abstractions like “loss of control” and negative space.

He often draws inspiration from "non-spaces" (transitional public spaces such as subway stations and airports), codifying them into minimal audiovisual abstractions in different mediums, exploring different ways of perception.

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At a glance

Translating Hong Kong's natural algorithms.

Name: João Vasco Paiva
Location: Hong Kong, China by way of Coimbra, Portugal
Profession: Artist
Notable works: Palimseptic (2012); Traces (2011); Sea of Mountains (2010); Conductor (2010); Action Through Inaction (2008)
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