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Eunice Gonçalves Duarte
performance artist and arts researcher
Lisboa, Portugal
Eunice Gonçalves Duarte is a performance artist and researcher working on the intersections of technology with performance arts. Eunice comes into being an artist while dreaming of a fantastic world of machines. Writing would first win the race to her heart by the hand of James Joyce. She wanted to be in his shoes and, after winning one of the most prestigious grants in Portugal for creative writing, moved to Dublin to study at UCD, Ireland. Graduation in Contemporary Theatre followed by an internship in the Abbey Theatre would help her to understand that theatre was not what she wanted. After traveling around Europe, decided to settle in Lisbon to research the interaction of technology with performance practice and started to build machines for image projection in real-time. Since then Eunice has been creating stories that are performed by combining different media (from magic lanterns to the cinema to internet broadcasting) in interaction with her body. Her work has been funded by several institutions such as the Portuguese Arts Council or the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and shown in the Contemporary Art Museum, Lisbon, Museum of Moving Image, Leiria, V&A Museum / British Computer Society, London, or the South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel, among others.