05 April 2017
10h – 16.30h
Instituto Universitário da Maia, Porto, Portugal
With Tiago Cruz, Irene Luszting, Magda Tyżlik-Carver, Francisca Gonçalves AKA DJ Sininho, Ricardo Salazar
Expressions with sound and image. Technic-praxis-theory is a series of open classes, promoted by the curricular unit of scenic arts of the arts and multimedia course at the Instituto Universitário da Maia in Porto, Portugal, presenting artistic work, and national and international investigations in the various areas of sound and image.
CulturalNature Arga: The Exploration of the Landscape
“CulturalNature Arga” are four digital media-art installations that explore the concept of Landscape as a verb, name, point-of-view and representation. All the installations assume a conceptual basis in which the Landscape is seen as something culturally constructed and that carries a series of semiotic discourses about itself and its surroundings. The landscape as something natural, static, cal, silent, etc., is a semiotic discourse with roots in the past related with the representation of a particular point of view. These representations format the visual culture of the subject naturalizing a particular discourse. The installations explore and propose a reflection about the way in which the landscape’s several elements and perspectives interact between them and take us through the cultural landscape concept.
Empathy in the Archives
What does it mean to listen or look deeply and critically across time? How can empathy help us move towards a collaborative model for placing ourselves in conversation with history–different from the stance of a passive spectator or even of an analytical historian? This presentation explores the viewing pleasures, poetics, ethics, responsibilities and the freedoms of being an artist in the archives. From Romanian propaganda films to 80s television and from medical training films to 70s feminist documentaries and material archives, Lusztig will explore what it means to be an empathetic witness to historical images and other ephemera, ultimately proposing a feminist politics of archival spectatorship.
Ghost Factory – curating as deconstructing machines for posthuman experience
Mass participation through use of technology, and constant engagement with computational processes make things and people more connected and networked while radically changing and generating new practices. Often personal and affective practices of making, distributing, managing or consuming content online are intricately entangled with big data processes, attention economy, platform capitalism and computation. Regularly the imaginary of data processes is taken over by the excitement with AI systems and potentials of machine learning and increasing automation. And as our vision becomes more focused on the machinic and automated, the attention to the human element of the system is less of a concern.
This presentation will introduce Ghost Factory, a curatorial manifestation of Ghost Machine, a MaxMSP-based application focused on remediation of texts, still or moving image. Ghost Machine produces noise and glissando of sine waves in response to the input material. Ghost Factory is a curatorial experiment that translates the application into multimedia experience shared by people, machines and software. Its focus is to experience data and its processes as humans and nonhumans perform together.
The context of sound in artistic creation
Francisca Gonçalves AKA DJ Sininho
Talk focuses on the creation of sound content for installations, artistic projects or live performances. Documentation of the creative process and its application in works of public art. Contextualization of the sound element in immersive environments.
Multimedia design and technologies
The purpose of the presentation is to demonstrate how technology can be applied to the arts and to design. We seek new means of creativity and how we can be original in the process of creation, in a way that is no longer only our hand creating but rather the whole body, including the voice. All becomes an instrument of creation.
Organised and curated by Ana Carvalho