Short Bio / Breve Biografia
Born in Copenhagen, in 1977. Lives in Lisbon.
Studied Visual Communication Design and has an MA in Visual Arts Education. Apart from the academic training, explored forms of artistic expression such as Dance, Photography, Drawing and Music. These studies resulted in several Performative Projects, Photography and Video Exhibition, Object manufacture. Teaches Design, Communication and Audiovisuals.
Inspired by poetry, life, art, imperfections, music, nature, dreams and antiques.
Believes that things should not be in small drawers inside large closets. As we live our lives forwards, but understand them backwards (as Kierkegaard says).
Nasceu em Copenhaga em 1977. Vive em Lisboa.
A sua formação inclui a área do Design de Comunicação Visual e Mestrado em Ensino das Artes Visuais. A par da sua formação académica, cultivou o seu interesse por outras formas de expressão artística como, a Dança, a Fotografia, o Desenho e a Música. Estes estudos resultaram em vários Projetos Performativos, Exposições de Fotografia e Vídeo, Criação de Objectos. Lecciona Design, Comunicação e Audiovisuais.
Inspira-se na poesia, arte, imperfeições, música, natureza, sonhos e antiguidades.
Acredita que as coisas não devem ficar em pequenas gavetas de armários grandes.
Auto-Biografia / Self-Bio
“Within the context of self-expression, the biographical is especially important. It is neither a part of the present nor a part of history. Biography is always a mediating history, never a mere past.” (Marina Abramovic in Biography)
Esta história começa antes de mim. Situa-se algures nos loucos anos 20, quando os meus bisavós juntam o seu sangue mediterrânico e nasce a minha avó materna e mais 4 irmãs. Anos depois, em eléctricos da baixa Lisboeta, dá-se o coup de foudre entre a minha avó e avô. Mais tarde, nasce a minha mãe e depois a minha tia.
This story begins before me. It lies somewhere in the roaring 20s, when my great-grandparents join there Mediterranean blood. Then, my maternal grandmother was born, and more 4 sisters. Years later, in the Lisbon tram, there was a “coup de foudre” between my grandmother and grandfather. Later was born my mother and then my aunt.
Por volta da mesma época, mas mais a norte, em terras de Vikings, nascem os meus avós paternos. Juntos, e em tempos de pós-guerra nasce o meu pai e depois o meu tio.
Around the same time, but further north, in the land of Vikings, was born my paternal grandparents. Together in Copenhagen, and in post-war times my father was born and then my uncle.
1974 – Os meus pais terão o seu encontro em Paris. Trocam cartas e flores. Combinam o casamento em Lisboa, vivem em Copenhaga.
1974 – My parents will meet in Paris. They change letters and flowers. They will married in Lisbon, they will live in Copenhagen.
1977 – 13 de Março, eis que nasço eu, às 13.28 horas em Copenhaga, Dinamarca. Muitas cartas foram escritas nessa altura…
1977 – 13 March, behold I am born at 13.28 pm in Copenhagen, Denmark. Many letters where written too in that time…
1978-79 – Bisavó diz que sou “una niña con ojos de porcelana…”
Não uso chucha, gosto de cheirar um lençol velho.
1978-79 – Great Grandmother says I’m “una niña con ojos de porcelana…”
I do not use a pacifier, I like to smell a old sheet.
1980 – Pepino, tomate e cenoura a meio da manhã.
Tenho pretty shoes de veludo com fivela.
1980 – Cucumber, tomato and carrots at mid-morning.
I have pretty velvet shoes with buckle.
1981 – Parto a cabeça, não choro. Parto o braço, não choro, porque à noite quero ir ao ballet. Bato palmas com emoção, caio a dormir profundamente.
1982 – Primeira ida ao cinema, ver “O Bambi”, choro muito.
Tenho um ratinho na lapela do casaco azul.
1982 – First trip to the movies, to see “Bambi”, I do a lot of crying.
I have a little mouse in blue jacket lapel.
1983-84 – Caem-me os dentes de leite da frente, tenho muita vergonha de sorrir.
Quando as coisas correm mal, falo com o meu anjo da guarda.
Durmo de luz acessa, tenho medo do que os quadros na parede me possam fazer.
O meu corpo faz-me uma grande maldade.
When things go wrong, I talk with my guardian angel.
I sleep only with lights on, I fear what the pictures on the wall may do to me.
My body makes me a thing of great evilness.
1985 – Não adormeço sem histórias contadas pela minha avó.
As festas na cabeça acalmam-me.
1985 – I do not fall asleep without the storytelling of my grandmother. Tender touch on my head, smooths me.
1986-88 – Troco palavras e sons. Começo progressivamente a abdicar da minha língua.
Pai escreve “…as tuas notas não vão bem, mas sei que vais superar tudo, porque és uma viking!”
Escrevo à minha avó: “Estás boa? à um dia que não te vejo! Depois quando tiveres mais tempo, canta-me uma canção!”
1989-90 – Gosto do armário rosa que está na casa de banho, cada gaveta uma surpresa…
Ponho discretamente baton rouge antes do jantar (gosto da marca que fica no guardanapo).
1991 – Mandas-me sempre selos. Primeiro beijo.
O Verão foi longo demais.
1992 – Primeiro auto-retrato. Não me lembro.
1993-94 – …amigos: sair e ver.
1995 – Leio Anäis Nin, Rainer Maria Rilke, Marguerite Duras…
Idas constantes à Cinemateca. Regresso à dança.
1996 – Começo a tentar usar o meu corpo como material.
Descubro a petite personne.
R. diz “és uma mulher com um pescoço, muito pescoço…”
1997-98 – Descubro o palco. Morre pai.
1999 – Os teus livros são parecidos com os meus. Começo a limpar o meu caos.
Vou ver todos os silent movies.
2000 – F. diz “…tens ancas de corpete.”
“o luxo não é uma necessidade para mim, mas as coisas boas e bonitas são”
2001 – Z. escreve “Podes ter essa certeza. Só tu és real, partilhamos do mesmo conhecimento”
2002-03 -Também eu cultivo os pequenos prazeres: chá verde, pés enterrados na areia, cheiro de relva acabada de cortar.
2004 – Para ser respeitada uma mulher precisa de manter o seu pudor.
Continua a tocar na tua China doll. Habito a casa e habito-te.
2005 – Quarto cheio de brinquedos, paredes lavanda, boudoir meets atelier.
Tenho uma amiga gata, com muita vida interior.
2006 – Regresso ao palco, mais à distância.
2007- …não preciso de ser adorada, mas preciso que me compreendam.
2008 – R.D. escreve “…vamos trabalhar sempre juntas!…”
2009 – …também não me lembro!
2010 – Ler e escrever, demasiado, demasiado.
2011 – …ainda não percebi, porque tive que a perder. Tento ser clara. Continuamos a trabalhar numa Voz Humana.
2012 – Tenho uma Flor muito ferrugenta, mas doce como bolo mármore.
A minha documentação torna-se cada vez mais vasta.
2013 – “I want to describe myself like a painting that I looked at closely for a long time…” (R.M.R.)
2014 – Dentro e fora. Como tornar tudo fluído…
2014 – Inside and outside. How can all be fluid…
2015 – Tenho vida dentro de mim. Não a tinha já?…
2015 – I have life inside of me. Didn´t I had it already?…
2016 -…menos trabalho, menos…mais e novas formas de dor…
2016 – …less work, less… more and new ways of pain…
6 julho – Benvinda minha querida Alice…
6 july – Welcome my dear Alice…
Adorei… com vidas cruzadas desde “1993-94 – …amigos: sair e ver” e ainda descubro coisas sobre Ti.
Obrigada, meu querido, por ainda andares aí…
very nice pictures.
Thank you for stopping by…
There is something so wonderful about your work; that it leaps into my soul.
Thank you so very much, for your kind and warm words!!…
Hi! Thank you for checking out my blog.
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I wish you all the best, Diana.
Thank you, Diana! The best for you to!
Hey thanks for the visit and like on my blog, you have a great blog here.
Thank you so much!
Hello Kari! 🙂
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Thank you so much! I´ll do my best! I hope I can…
You have a special gift for translating feelings and emotions into photograph.
Thank you so much, what a lovely thing to say!!…
I like your blog and your emotion photos, so I am nominating you for a Beautiful Blogger award (see details on my blog). Accept or just enjoy the nomination…as you wish.
Thank you so much for your support!! A “Beauty Award”, oh! I will enjoy it a lot!! Thank you again…
I wanted to say thank you for liking my picture today. I’m enjoying having a look round your blog and pictures
You are welcome! Thank You!
I’ve very much enjoyed looking through your blog at your recent images. Wonderful and evocative images and well-chosen accompanying words. About to subscribe!
…and again, thank you so much, for your kind words!!
Thank you for sharing your story, it was a beautiful journay through your life.
Thank you for reading it…
this is nice to nkow about you.thanks for the share!
Hello! Thank you so much for coming by Find the Details and liking my post on Chinese artist Hong Hao: it was lovely to read your blog, it is fascinating. I hope to have some more design news for you soon, FtDx
You´re welcome!! and thank you!!
I salute your unique individuality and incredible photography
Thank you so much for your beautiful words!!
I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award
Oh!! Thank you so much for your support!! a nomination, I enjoy it a lot!!
Loved your site..I would love to read your thoughts also..Can I ask what type of camera u use?
Thank you so much for your kind words!! I have some analog cameras, more less with 40 years of age (Canon and Lubitel), and a Kodak Brownie from de 30´s. I started with film, mainly black and white, and then some Lomo, plastic fantastic, just for fun!! and more recent, 2 digital cameras, Canon Isus 200 and Nikon D40.
I really like the outcome:-) I m self-taught, use digital equipment and photoshop. You could teach me some stuff but Lisbon is too far from the Netherlands:-P Keep up the good work!
Beautiful images and very nice pairings with quotes.
Thank you so much!!
You are most fascinating.
Thank you!! what a nice thing to say…
Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post. Cheers!
And thank you again for another like 🙂
…you are welcome!!
These photos are so cool.
Thank you so much!
I nominated your blog for a little award. It’s all in good fun, and I hope you accept it. The trackback is @ aweaverofwords.wordpress.com.
Best wishes, Nina.
Thank you for the nomination and support!!
Nice reading about you
Thanks for visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.
Thank you!! I for sure will see…
Trabalho fantástico! Muito fresco e inspirador sem dúvida!! 🙂
Muito obrigada, Pedro!! Irei espreitar-te em breve…
Hello! You are very talented, love your photography.
Hello, Tara!! Thank you so much for your lovely comment!!
I love this. Beautiful! Stunning work. My dinner got cold while I explored your blog, mesmerized.. Now off to reheat my sweet potatoe fries. I’ll be back.
…wow!! Thank you so much dramatic/cinematic Richard!!
wonderful blog you have here and thanks for the visit.
Thank you so much for your “silent blog”!!
hi I stopped at your blog and see pictures of nice and cool, you are so professional
btw, thank you for liking my recent photo today, maybe I will always visit here
Thank you so much, you are welcome!!
You created an incredible beautiful blog. I am glad you visited me so I can find you. You certainly found yourself a new follower and I look forward seeing much more of your beautiful work in the future. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so, so very much for your kind words!!
I am very deeply impressed by your photos, and I admire the way you use literature, too. Thank you for this great blog.
Thank you, thank you, you are so very kind!! and welcome!
Gosto muito das tuas fotografias e acerca de ti! Continua a criar lindíssimos trabalhos!
Muito obrigada, Rui, pelas tuas generosas palavras, vou espreitar-te em breve!
I really like the concept of your photos. You have taken the ordinary self portrait and elevated it very successfully into fine are photography.
Thank you so much, Mark for your comment! and welcome!
I love your pictures! Fantastic Blog, I will follow.
And thank you for visiting my blog and liking one of my pictures!
Thank you so much! and welcome!!
i love your work, it’s so thoughtful and lovely… thanks for checking out my work as well!
Thank you so much for your comment, corina!!
Olá! Creio que que, provavelmente, sua página entitulada “about” é mais original e genuinamente pessoal que já li. Alías, é-me uma grata surpresa haver encontrado seu blog e poder observar as evidências da variedade e das características de sua expressividade 😉 – F.
Olá, F.! Muito obrigada pelas tuas palavras tão generosas!! E seja bem vinda!!
Por nada! E obrigado a você, também! 🙂
Now that’s a about page!
The complete opposite of mine.
Challenges me to work a little harder.
I looked around your site briefly (for lack of time today) and I know I will dig deeper the second turn of the wheel.
I’ve put you in the legendary wordpress reader.
Ok, you got me, I just clicked follow your blog.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Benoît!
…and you are so welcome to return…
Oh!! Thank you, so much!! and welcome…
Thank you …+))
Kari, your work fascinates me. You are unique.
Oh. Paul!! What a beautiful thing to say to me… Thank you so very much!!
Your work is beautifully strong…
I thank you so much,Max – from the bottom of my heart!!(…smiling again…)
Wonderful and imaginative imaging. Love your work.
Oh, Jonh! Thank you so very much!! and welcome…
Oh! Thank you so much!!
Hope you will enjoy my blog too.. 😉
All of your images are quite evocative, love them!
Thank you so much, Andy!! …and welcome!!
I lived in Copenhagen for about 8 months in 2001, loved it! The most non-dysfunctional country I ever visited. How is Portugal? I would love to visit the peninsula…
…dysfunctional, but very beautiful!!…
Facinating pictures – love your story and your blog – looking forward to reading more!
Thank you so much, Joanne!! and welcome!!
Wonderful, delicate visual poem!
Thank you so very much!! and have a wonderful New Year!!
Hi Kari, I hope you don’t mind but I put some of your images onto my Pinterest ‘board’ Photography with a link to your site. http://www.pinterest.com/timdiggles/photography/
…my pleasure, Tim!! (…smiling…)
Greetings from New England–
Your blog has an amazing range of visuals and thoughts that make for an enduring experience. It’s different for me, all in a very positive way. I just wanted to say “thank you” for your recent visit to my blog as well. Here’s wishing you all the best in your pursuits!
Thank you so much for your kind words!! … and welcome!!
Fantastic blog photography images portraits and quotes very very beautiful darkly…
I am glad you like them, Soul!! (…smiling…)
Thank you for stopping by Storyteller. — Ray
…all my pleasure…and welcome to my little space…
I’m fascinated with your blog
Thank you so much for your comment, Tati!! and welcome!! (…smiling…)
Here is my recommendation to follow your blog, with its great photography.
Thank you so very much!!
I really like the line ‘I want to be able to describe myself as a painting’. You have a very thoughtful way of placing thoughts and emotions into an image.
Rufus, thank you so much for your very kind words…
…and welcome to my little room… (…smiling for you…)
splendid work indeed…!!! congratulations!!! 🙂
Thank you so much, Pavlos!…
Very cool blog. You do excellent stuff..
Thank you so much!!
…and welcome to my little room!!
Gorgeous ! Thankyou for visiting my site
Thank you so much for visiting mine!! (…smiling…)
Things should not be in drawers in a large closet. I like how simplicity that sounds but when you stop and think it becomes complex. I love to play with words like that. Keep it coming .I will be back. You are as always to come and visit .I’ll keep a hot pot on.
Thank you so much for your very kind words!!
…and you are always welcome to visit my little room!! (…smiling…)
Beside the reactions such as “cool” ,waaw” you are expressing something else too. I like that you respect the autenticity and history with the add of a personal layer into it . That combination made it unique for yourself . I often find more pleasure and expressions by respecting the way it was than guiding myself in a way it should be by nowadays multi media tools. I often used images from the past and at this stage I try to make that expression with modern techniques. I am not successful at this stage to express what i want which is indeed supporting the former idea . Nice work ,wanna see more , cheers bart
Bart, thank you so very much! Love to read your thoughts too…
…and welcome to my little room…
Hey thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope to see you back.
You are so welcome!
Thank you for following my blog. Look forward to sharing more with you, and reading more of your posts as well. xoxo Anais
Thank you Anais!! …and I feel the same… (…smiling…)
beautifully pieced together document ;))
Oh, Alan…so many thanks…I think I have to translate it too… (…smiling…)
The autobiography… an enterprise that can be painful, but ultimately, enpowering.
…yes, I feel like that too…Thank you so much, Janice!!
I think I’ve wrote it before, but that «about» page is so good! (…reminds me that I’m a bit late with my Portuguese lessons though!)
Até breve… I remember that part at least! 😉
Oh, Ben – thank you so much!!… now, you just need to try one too, a self-biography is a very interesting process, difficult I may say…
…yes, we need to return to the lessons… (…smiling so much…)
Tem um bom dia! ( …have a nice day…)
I think I’ll try a self-biography soon (yours is inspiring and I looked at my «about» page and there’s still nothing in it!)
Ok, bom dia, I’ll try to remember that. Smile.
…yes, yes, yes…you do that honest and funny like you… (…smiling again…)
I’ll try… I’ll try…
…you will, you will…
Eu começo… Eu começo…
…hahaha…começas agora? neste momento? hahahaha…
É agora ou nunca! :))
…inspirador!!… (…a sorrir tanto…)
Très belle démarche artistique et photographique . Superbe 🙂
…merci beaucoup, Dominique! et…welcome!! (…smiling…)
Beautiful, moving, site.
Thank you so very much, Nina!!
…and welcome to my little room…
Most welcome!! I’d love you to visit mine..:)
I enjoyed your About.
Thank you, Ted!!
…and welcome to my little room…
Ola Karina, daqui fala o teu primo do Canada… estava a arrumar a minha biblioteca em casa e encontrei o teu livrinho que me deste em 2002 com titulo “Manto diafano”. Pensei em procurar-te na net, e encontrei este teu site. Muito giro esta autobiografia tua. Gostei de ver as fotos tambem… e ja agora muitos parabens pela Alice! Se me lembro correctamente tu gustavas da estoria da Alice no pais das Maravilhas. Um grande abraco e beijinho. Talvez na proxima que for a Portugal peco a tua mae pelo teu numero. Beijinhos.
Bem vindo, primo!! Gosto de reencontros! Obrigada e até breve… (…largo sorriso…)