Sandra Araujo codename s-ara, is a visual artist from Portugal who uses computer based aesthetics mashed with video game sprites and gif files to create animations exploring the visual culture of video games and the spread of popular gif files. She has done several video mashups and music videos utilising this technique.
For example, in Tape Loading Error, the imagery of Magritte’s surrealist paintings gives a working platform for modular elements and texture, thus sharing, the action with layers that emulate lo-fi quality and bug / glitch images of early computer machines.
As a visual artist, s-ara has spent endless hours shooting at monsters and strolling through mazes. So, it only felt natural for her to evolve through and experimental and explorative process of the visual culture of video games and popular gif files in her animations. She still plays old school computer games.
No/Gloss Film Festival will be showcasing a selection of her animations at our visual installations around the venue.
The Video Game Mashups of Sandra Araujo (Portugal)