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William Pham, Reorient (leaning). Vinyl print on concrete, 60 x 45 x 5cm, 2015.

William Pham, Terras da Costa- Lisbon. Inkjet print on paper, 3m x 3.8m, 2015.

William Pham​, Unusual weight (Iris). Vinyl print on concrete, 35 x 25 x 5cm, 2015.

British artist William Pham will be taking up residence at Hangar, in Lisbon, Portugal. Pham is an interdisciplinary artist interested in architecture, theatre and live performance. He works in expanded photography in which the image becomes architectural. The textures in these works are used to create intimacy with the image, place of documentation and location of the viewer. He also appropriates images of real sites into stage sets for performances to camera. The choreography uses abstract gestures relating to presentness, surveillance of the body and self-touch as scenes to an ongoing narrative. He is interested in the slippages between performance, architecture and its documentation.

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HANGAR is an art centre located in Graça, Lisbon. HANGAR includes a space for exhibitions and live-work spaces for artists and curators. HANGAR is an independent, non-profit space run by artists and curators. It is a place for experimentation, research and reflection on artistic practices. HANGAR aims to be a place that brings together artists, researchers and other artistic initiatives, encouraging discussions and stimulating experimental artistic and critical approaches instigated by shared knowledge and experience.