Manuela Barile is the artistic director of Binauralmedia. She is an italian artist who lives and works in the region of São Pedro do Sul, Portugal. Since 2006, she develops place-based projects in the rural region of the mountain range of Gralheira (S. Pedro do Sul Municipality) working in close contact with the local communities. Her artistic works combine sound and visual antropology, installation, performance and voice used as an instrument. Her artistic approach is a continue investigation on reality, about being in the world, about personal experience. It takes in account several aspects such as the natural conformation of the territories, the architecture and history of the places, tradition, memory, ritual and sacred symbolizations deposited as indelible signs in the ground.
Manuela Barila's residency was part of an artist exchange between Binauralmedia in Nodar Portugal and MoKS. While at MoKS, Manuela produced the video work entitled 'Nest'.