Anabela Costa

Anabela Costa, DISSOLVING


France 2020 // 9.43 min. // HD 16:9

To be absorbed by something or to disappear into something else.

Created-directed-produced by Anabela Costa
Music by Michel Titin-Schnaider 
Image generation-animation-edition by Anabela Costa 



France 2020 // 4.18 min. // HD 16:9

There is no Symmetry in nature. The sense of harmonious and beautiful proportion and balance is more an asymmetry that looks symmetry. Symmetry is a constraint in my creation process.

Created-directed-produced by Anabela Costa
Music by Stathis Kampylis
Image generation-animation-edition by Anabela Costa


1958 b. Lisbon, Portugal. Lives in Paris Visual Artist, studies Fine Arts at Lisbon Fine Arts University (1980)

Anabela Costa is a visual artist, her work were subject of several solo exhibitions. From the eighties she becames interested and moves progressively towards the digital image. Since 2000 she is conducting research in the field of experimental film, based on two axes: the moving image -the aesthetics of representation of movement, and the formalization of thematic and scientific concepts. She made a few experimental animation combining these two research areas: Web, TIME, LIQST_liquid state, and Landscape, In Motion, which were programmed and awarded in international festivals devoted to avant-garde cinema, animation, media arts and video-arts.

She is also involved in international conferences where she presents these movies or articles about the image and its contemporary transformations.

Living in Paris since 2010, she continued her artistic and technology research by working with experimental software in the generation of images -still images or moving image. Working with CUBE an Art and Creation Center and with the research team Aviz, that has as main research themes_perception,cognition,interaction and visualizatrion at INRIA, Saclay, which is the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics. This research team has made available to Anabela Costa an experimental software for generating stills and moving images. With this partnership her latest films were awarded with some prizes in animation, media arts in Philadelphia, in the United States, in Sydney, Australia and also selected for presentation in the Symposium of Electronic Arts ISEA, Ars Electronic, among other selections. Her latest research widens with the design of films, moving image, media art in general for public spaces in led screens and in VR projects in the field of interactive video art.