Photography by Bruno Lopes
Angela Bulloch (Rainy River, Canada, 1966) emerged in the late 80s from the Young British Artist scene, or YBAs, of Goldsmith's College in London, and has since worked with a variety media to engage the relation of our behaviour and perception to systems, spaces, and abstractions. After having shown regularly in Portugal for over a decade, Bulloch was commissioned by MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology – to close the cycle of exhibitions for this year's museum programme. Anima Vectorias, the artist's first large-scale museum exhibition in Portugal, presents aspects of her long-term research and collaboration project in the fields of experimental music, sculpture, computation, and digital composition. Bulloch has utilised new digital technologies and visual modelling to create a series of works exploring blurred distinctions between the physical, digital, and virtual. Anima Vectorias is an immersive and multisensory experience, engaging the viewer with a series of moments in which various objects, archetypes, sounds, geometries and avatars coexist and interact — as shadows, doubles, and mirror images.