Fernanda Tafner - Photographer
Fernanda Tafner studied Product Design in Brazil. In Paris, she did a Master in Contemporary Art at the University Paris 8 and studied photography at the Gobelins school. Photography is his favorite medium, although volume and sound recording are introduced in his later projects. Fernanda develops an intimate research linked to her expatriate condition. A choice that she takes as a search of herself and that leads her to approach subjects related to the body, childhood, and human existence and its unfoldings. Focused on detail and fragment, his photographic practice often takes the form of series where experimentation and analysis juggle between memory and imagination. Fernanda exhibits her work in Brazil and France and participates in artistic residencies as part of the BZHPHOTO Festival and the Tignous Centre for Contemporary Art.
MARCELA SANTANDER CORVALAN - Performer / Choreographer / Assistant / Teacher
Born in Chile, Marcela Santander Corvalán studied dance theater at the Scuola d'Arte Dramatica Paolo Grassi in Milan, then contemporary dance at the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers, under the direction of Emmanuelle Huynh. In parallel to her training, she studied history at the University of Trento in Italy and obtained a degree in dance at the University of Paris-8. In 2016 she participated in the Danceweb program, as part of the Impulstanz festival in Vienna.
Since 2011, she has worked with the choreographers Dominique Brun, Faustin Linyekula, Julie Nioche , Ana Rita Teodoro, Volmir Cordeiro and Mickaël Phelippeau
She has been developing her own projects since 2014, when she began an association with Le Quartz, scène nationale de Brest, which provides her with an experimental ground conducive to the implementation of personal projects. In February 2015, she co-signed with the dancer and choreographer Volmir Cordeiro the piece Époque. In March 2016 she created her first solo Disparue. In July 2017 she proposed MASH, a project co-signed with the Italian choreographer Annamaria Ajmone. In November 2019 she created Quietos. In 2020, following an invitation from the peniche la POP in Paris, she signed with Hortense Belhote a conference performed on the theme of listening entitled CONCHA - Histoires d'écoute. She is currently preparing her next piece, Bocas de Oro, scheduled for October 2022. Marcela Santander Corvalán is artist in residency at La Manufacture, CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux La Rochelle.
With Donna Volcan, she participated as a performer in the pieces The eye the mouth and the rest (2017), Sidewalk (2019), Chelster (2023) and as an assistant in the Erosion project (Les Ballets de Lorraine , 2022) and The eye the mouth and the rest- Transmission (2022) for Cie Catalyse (directed by Madeleine Louarn) as part of the Vignettes project, by Bernardo Montet.