Joana Rafael (b.1979) is an architect, researcher, lecturer and ghostwriter, currently based in Porto, Portugal, working between architecture, (issues of) ecology and visual culture. She holds a PhD (2017) in Visual Cultures and an MRes (2009) in Research Architecture from Goldsmiths, University of London, an MA (2008) from the Metropolis Graduate Programme in Architecture and Urban Culture, run by the Centre for Contemporary Culture, Barcelona and a degree (2002) in Architecture from the University of Minho, Guimarães. Joana teaches Contextual Studies and Contemporary Culture -related courses, and is a member of ID+ (Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture) and CEGOT (Center for Studies in Geography and Spatial Planning). Joana is also a certified sustainable agriculture and biological farming practitioner.
Trick tickling clock
Skateboard Deck; Griptape; Quartz Clock; MP3 player; Vibration Speaker
Dimensions: Width: 8.25' Length: 8.25'
Duration: 12 hours
Sound Design by:
Luis Kasprzykowski (listen file: tic-tac.mp3)
Commissioned for Skatomize #03, an exhibition project of Porto's Kate skateshop, inviting scholars and artists to re-use broken skateboards.