17 – 30/01/2023
residency within Hannah Villiger: Amaze Me exhibition
Lara Dâmaso / CH
Lara Dâmaso's main medium is the body. She explores the expressive, therapeutic and political potential of the voice in close relation to movement and dance. More than a tool for enunciating the intellect, its setting in motion is closely linked to that of the body; Lara establishes a vibratory link that is more about sensitive experience than reason. In doing so, she seeks to bypass the power structures embodied in the disciplined use of the voice.Lara creates live performances, videos and audio pieces that serve as structures and contexts for improvisations linking the movement of the body and the movement of the voice.
Lara Dâmaso (1996, Biel/Bienne) is an artist and performer based in Zurich. Body and voice are central mediums in her work, in which she explores their expressive, therapeutic and political potentials. After several years of intensive training in ballet and contemporary dance, Lara Dâmaso studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig in the field of art and media and at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK), where she obtained a Bachelorof Fine Arts. Her work has been presented in various institutions and festivals, incl. Krone Couronne Biel, Istituto Svizzero Milano, Kunsthalle Bern, MASI Lugano, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Kunsthalle Zürich, Theater Neumarkt, Cabaret Voltaire, Plymouth Rock, Centre Pasquart. Lara is an associate artist at the Gessnerallee in Zurich and part of the curatorial board of the festival Les Urbaines.