Joana Rafael is an architect, researcher and lecturer. Her work focuses on (issues of) ecology, human geography and natural sciences, encompassing contemporary culture, media studies, art and technology. She combines architecture as a discipline of thought and design practice, reflecting on the boundaries of buildings, infrastructures and (radiological-)contaminated territories. Engages in speculative thinking and writing to develop a critical distance from anthropocentric understandings and attend to reciprocal relationships between humans and nature. Joana teaches Contextual Studies and Contemporary Culture-related courses. She is a member of CEGOT (Center for Studies in Geography and Spatial Planning) and CEAA (Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo). Joana is a cofounder of REFINERY BOARD.
Trick tickling clock
DWG - Buildings and Objects
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.