Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Lives and works in London
Sylvia Morgado is an artist and writer whose main features throughout her pieces are words. Morgado's prose is beautifully poetic and her stories are playfully short... very short. With a BA in Journalism and an MA is Writing: Imaginative Practise at University of East London, her work ranges across disciplines such as installation, interactivity and performance.
Morgado uses intriguing techniques whilst presenting her ‘books’ to participants. Words are displayed in different formats and shapes, a characteristic of her work. In each instance, the role and significance of the participant heightens the importance of audience engagement.
Morgado collaborates with producer and DJ, Fra Jester, who is responsible for composing what the artist likes to call soundtracks for her installations.
Working in collaboration with American writer Marianne Denning, the pair have created the collective ‘Six Stations Away’. The aim of this creative union is to gather a series of projects that re-create the ‘old’ and common notion of what writing is. In their works, words are presented through strong aesthetic forms with an emphasis on demonstrating its value alongside linguistic meaning.
‘I’ll go back home… one day!’: ongoing project presented by the first time at the Poetical Cabaret on the April/2011– London, UK
‘Sweet, Sweet, Sin’: an interactive installation - POETICAL Cabaret - London, UK – Feb/11
‘Untitled’: an interactive story telling installation, at the POETICAL Cabaret - London, UK – Oct/10
‘Free Advice’: a writer’s performance, at the POETICAL Cabaret - London, UK – Sept/10
It happens: short short stories written on a toilet tissue paper – London, UK – Aug/10
Stir me up!: texts are written on wood stirrers and disposed inside a cup of coffee, London, UK – Aug/10
23seconds: a collection of 23 short short stories told is 23 bits – London, UK – June/10
‘Rio’s war’: Poem displayed at the walls of the POETICAL Cabaret - London, UK – April/10