Rui Costa is a sound artist from Lisbon, Portugal. He is a founding member of Binaural/Nodar, an arts organization founded in 2004 and dedicated to the promotion of context-specific and participatory art projects in rural communities of the Gralheira mountain range, northern Portugal. Rui has been performing and exhibiting his work since 1998 in festivals, galleries and museums across Portugal, Spain, Italy and the United States and has been collaborating regularly with the American intermedia artist Maile Colbert. Rui Costa is also a regular speaker in conferences and gives workshops dedicated to sound art.
Upcoming projects: I've had the pleasure of participating in Brandon Labelle's Dirty Ear symposium in 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal, which included a collective exhibition where I presented an installation called Codes of Affect. A book about it will be released on Errant Bodies Press later this year.
Birds of Maio
Maile Colbert, Rui Costa
May 18, 2018
"I took the birds of May that Rui had sent and I added and layered through that personal archive... "I took the birds of May that Rui had sent and I added and layered through that personal archive we had... and it became Birds of Maio, which is from a dedication album for, at the time, our future daughter, called Future Memory for Odette."