Selena de Carvalho is a cross-disciplinary artist and designer based in Tasmania Australia. Her practice responds to notions of personal ecology personal ecology, ritual intergenerational memory and our human/cultural relationship to place and the environment. Often exploring a paradox inherent in our contemporary relationship with the natural world; how we yearn for the untamed and yet so often seek to control it. Technology and creativity are used as a means to raise questions as opposed to providing answers.
Selena is the recipient of state and national funding for individual and collaborative projects and has participated in residencies in Beijing (China) and Tarraleah (Australia). For 2013 she is the recipient of the Arts Tasmania Dombrovskis award and completed an internship with Magnificent Revolution, a pop up pedal powered cinema collective. In March she designed “Shadow Dreams” for Terrapin Puppet Theatre (in partnership with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Tasmanian Palawa Community) and participated in a residency master class with New York based Elevator Repair Service, directed by John Collins. She was also part of the Networked Art Forms: Tactical Magick Faerie Circuits (Notorious R & D) as part of Dark Mofo and participated in SITUATE: Art in Festivals.