Maile Colbert

PhD Student

Maile Colbert is an intermedia artist with a focus on sound and video. She is currently a PhD Research Fellow in Artistic Studies with a concentration on sound studies, sound design in time-based media, and soundscape ecology at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, through the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, and a visiting lecturer at the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto. Her current practice and research project is titled, Wayback Sound Machine: Sound through time, space, and place, and asks what we might gather from sounding the past. She spent the last five years collaborating with the art organization Binaural and is an ongoing contributor of articles on acoustic ecology and sound studies at Sounding Out, the award winning sound studies journal. She has exhibited, screened, and performed widely around the globe, and has recently concluded production on an epic interdisciplinary and intermedia performance project of a fictionalized and personalized Portuguese maritime history, grasping towards the definition of "home" and considering human migration; Passageira em Casa/The Passenger at Home, now on its way to become a multimodal, modular, open-source Exquisite Corpse.
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