beiju-tronic tem como ponto de partida o encontro entre diferentes práticas, tornando-as visíveis através da confecção de objetos híbridos interativos e gerando uma reflexão sobre a popularização das tecnologias consumíveis a baixo-custo consideradas “plug and play”, que hoje fazem parte de um cotidiano descartável. Esta reflexão aborda o uso da tecnologia na nossa sociedade e o fazer da arte contemporânea em tempos em que estas novas tecnologias determinam, em grande medida, o modo de vida e o rumo das sociedades. Em um país onde a ideia de miscigenação é fundante, beiju-tronic propõe a produção de objetos híbridos, objetos-ensaio sobre a experimentação da “miscigenação” do ofício tradicional com eletrônica/digital de baixo custo. Quando dizemos “fazer a mão”, estamos considerando que neste fazer estão implícitos tanto processos de produção cotidianos quanto a manualidade da produção de circuitos, uso/escrita das linguagens das programações e recombinações de códigos já existentes open-source e construções de sistemas.
rural scapes – laboratório em residência é um programa de residência rural que tem como foco a pesquisa, articulação, reflexão e práticas transdisciplinares artísticas e produção crítica no ambiente rural.
rural.scapes – laboratório em residência funciona como elemento interconector entre redes regionais, estaduais, nacionais e internacionais e aposta na revalorização do mundo rural através da revisão de nossas noções de identidade individual e coletiva em relação ao território. Estas ações funcionam como estímulo para o desenvolvimento de projetos que promovam novas redes produtivas e diferentes micro-economias, tornando esta região mais auto-sustentável e fomentando novos diálogos criativos entre cidade e campo.
This installation is based on the concept of city as a commodity and the consumerism of space. Reverberations of megalopoles contrast with the inherent memories of these cities. Political history generates big megalopoles supported by industries, services, commerce, datatrade and informational technologies. The concept of a city for living has been replaced by completely private interests, redisigning huge urban areas around the word. Cities became a commodity. In these megalopolis, commum space is priced as an individual goodie.
The advance of new technologies and applied sciences support this “development”. Based on immaginary ‘progresses’, these megalopoles are still growing under very basic premises, focused on the consumerism of spaces. UNASSIGNED explores the hiden violence layered on these private “occupations” of common territories, which usually aparts the citizens from their homeplaces and destroyes the bases of belonging.
Creative City International Fair 2013/14
between lost emptiness and artificial paradises
ready.scapes is a generative audiovisual machine that reads algorithmic information flows produced by users’ navigation through a wifi-net available at the exhibition space named “readyscapes”.
To these contexts of super-modernity, ready-scapes answers with empty fragments of maps that connects nowhere to anywhere, facing the automation of visualization machines and mappings, detaching places from cultural content related to those images.
Hydrophiletic-Z is a system of flux controlled electronically networking with the environment in terms of movement and an ambient distributed sound, through a hybridization of organic systems and electric systems. Having an electric sensorial capacity, Hydrophiletic-Z can absolve its gravity without losing its own plasticity. The cumulative development of the piece allows it to be reactive to its own internal flow. Because of its low mobility, Hydrophiletic-Z needs to restart its movement often in order to reload its structured system.
interactive live performance
Socket Screen is a performance in which the audience directly takes part in the audiovisual creation, through a web application for smartphones created by the artists. The public becomes part of the collective intervention. By accessing the web application on their phones, the audience is directly connected with the performance, experiencing individually and collectively the real-time audiovisual composition projected onto the façade.
Florianópolis, 17,18 e 19 de novembro de 2011 – Mostra 20 mil Léguas de Arte Digital
apoio/ support: Bain:: Connective, Bruxelas.
Under the artists’ direction, a selection of some specific articles of the European Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights was recorded in several languages at the headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels.
Online news’ headlines are captured by an application that searches the headlines on internet and keeps them continuously updated. The headlines contrast with the Charter’s text and with the images recorded at the city of Brussels because of its territorial and social contradictions.
These three layers generate a video generative display.
The first implantation of Territories Complexity was in 2007, as a site-specific installation at SESC Paulista Art Gallery. Paulista Avenue is 2.8 Km long and has a conglomeration of skyscrapers holding public and private administration responsible for 46% Brazilian GDP. Paulista Ave. has 22 heliports, 40 telecommunication antennas, the flux of 1.5 million people, 100 thousand vehicles and 100 helicopter takeoffs per day. Based on this information, this economical area was mapped using different capturing devices and stored in an audio-visual database.
The space was designed to be an asymmetric kaleidoscopic formed by two projections and mirrored panels, creating a polyphonic multiplicity, discontinued and immanent, which represents complex urban situations. The space combines dynamically two different ways of interacting: local and remote. Locally, two ultra-sound sensors regulate the scales of GPS information reading the distance between the interactor and the interface. If the interactor is close to the interface, the information level revealed is more abstract, as the pure GPS data, if the interactor is further, it’s possible to see the geographic coordinate of Paulista Avenue. The remote interaction consists in getting the Paulista Avenue sound in real time using the Internet, which influences the rhythm of the projected landscape in the space.
Parallel to the Dialoghi e Musica the Micro Screening CINEVIDEO 01 – Expanded Dialogues in Vignanello was presented at Castello Ruspoli by Rachel Rosalen and Rafael Marchetti.
During this event in Vignanello cinema will be approached from a larger perspective, based on what can be called expanded cinema. It is difficult today to speak about a small European town without thinking that many of them are part of the European Union and that this relationship affects – and much – all that we understand as local. With specificities of contexts that are closer to the country side, small towns are (and are not) included in this relationships of exchange, exchange of goods or exchange of knowledge. The Internet has been shortening the distances however in many cases without face to face experience and the direct contact with other values and contexts, it is difficult to rethink practices, our own and of the others, as differential.
This program was put together by Rachel Rosalen and Rafael Marchetti, which includes works that explore the video support as language and approach different types of media archeology, the notion of territories, local and global, places and non-places.
La obra StrangeLove trata el pensamiento que esta por detrás de la construcción de las máquinas, basado en la edición de fragmentos de documentales de la internet mesclados con cine de ficción. En 1988 la empresa aérea Airbus realizo el primer vuelo comercial de la historia controlado por computadora. La idealización de esta aeronave implicó en aspectos estatísticos que colocan al ser humano como el mayor responsable por los accidentes aéreos. Por consecuencia, la decisión racionalizada fue colocar la computadora en el lugar del piloto. Esta situación nos hace pensar donde esta el fino hilo que separa la ambición del pensamiento de los constructores de estas máquinas y la falta lucidez. El fetiche de la tecnología aliado a la perversión delirante de sus idealizadores creando máquinas que se transforman en trampas como reflejo de sus propias locuras.
A obra Strangelove trata do pensamento que estes por trás da construção das máquinas, baseada na edição de fragmentos de documentários on-line mesclados com cenas de cinema-ficção. Em 1988, a empresa aérea Airbus realizou o primeiro vôo comercial da história controlado por computadores. A idealização desta aeronave baseou-se em estatísticas que colocaram o ser humano como o maior responsável pelos acidentes aéreos. Por conseqüência a decisão racional tomada foi substituir os pilotos por computadores. Esta situação nos faz pensar na linha fina que separa a ambição do pensamento dos construtores destas máquinas e a falta de lucidez. O fetiche da tecnologia aliado a perversão delirante de seus idealizadores que criam máquinas que se transformam em armadilhas, reflexo de suas próprias loucuras.
Plankton::Bar 30, Brussels, Belgium
Rachel Rosalen (I/BR) en Rafael Marchetti (I/RA)
Territories Complexity was presented at Bain::Connective, Plankton Bar 30, as a live-cinema performance. Guido Carlo Argan quotes Sausurre on his book “Art History as the History of Cities”: there are no cities but “urban situations”. Therefore, São Paulo consists of a complex of urban situations resulting articulated networks linking multi-scenic urban territories.
The region was mapped out with a GPS device and a video camera, not casting aside the interferences of these capture systems and from the environment.
The approaching processes to these new cartographers are achieved through the new electronic devices, using as key components the mapping, the collect and analysis of this information. It is from the analysis that the measuring and indexation mechanisms generate a data bank to build complex systems of visualization, according to strategies for specific readings needs. In this sense, the inhabitant or user of large cities are confronted at the begin of the third millennium with the concept of “local” in line with the multiple dynamics of the flux made up from contemporaneous articulations between: global and local, macro and micro. Furthermore, dynamics stimulated by the invasion of stock markets, speculations and the implementation of large scale systems of telecommunication and transport, all under the paradigm of new technologies.
Bain:: Connective – Brussel
As a territory Brussels has a very singular situation. From its foundation in 580, passing through the Charlemagne grandson, (1000 BC), Charles V of Habsburg (Spanish Imperious), Flanders, until to become the headquarters of the EEC, the European Economic Community, which has now become the EU -European Union (2003). Today the city to hosts over 120 international governmental organizations, 1,400 non-governmental organizations, 159 embassies and 2,500 diplomats. Brussels’ role as a central location for European institutions and decisions has increased over the years. For many people in Europe, moreover, the term ‘Brussels’ has replaced the concept of the ‘European institutions’ in everyday language. Given that almost one-third of its citizens are foreigners or of foreign extraction, the Brussels Region is perpetuating its long tradition of cosmopolitanism based on its complexes social-urban situations.
Gästeatelier Werkraum Warteck PP
Burgweg 7 – 15
Werkraum Warteck PP is a collective project that came up in the middle of the 90’s, based on the experiences of squats and other collaborative spaces in Europe and in Switzerland. More than 40 projects in different studios share concepts around cohabitation, collaboration, collective, contamination, process, open space, renovation, responsibility, exchange, heritage, politics in a permanent provisional open minded project. This situation creates a cloud of concepts around Warteck and an on going flux of events. Werkraum Warteck PP is a creative project, a strong attractor, located in a former beer brewery in Basel.
‘about love and other politics’ is a tagged interview based database project started in 2007 in Werkraum Warteck PP. The construction of a related concept-tag cloud builds up a structure for an event horizon with Warteck as the attractor which can be modified by the users’ interventions. About 487 tagged fragments of video statements were organized to be played as a continuous non-linear narrative, always different according to the tags chosen by the public. The connected key words organize the visualization of the interviews.
23 interviews with people in the house were realized to talk about their personal work, Warteck itself, about Love and about Politics – are there distinct concepts? Is Love a way to deal with politics? What is understood as ‘Love’ or what does a person understand by this term? A political position to deal with the world around or an emotion to get out of everything? How did the different people drop into this place and what is their attitude towards it? Is it a working/sleeping place or is there a kind of utopia?
‘about love and other politics’ is a dynamic video document, but it’s not a documentary.
13/11 a 2/ 12/2007
SESC Avenida Paulista
Mostra SESC de Artes – Circulações
The project TERRITÓRIOS COMPLEXOS was set up in 2007 by artists Rachel Rosalen and Rafael Marchetti from relations between geo-location and construction of meanings through the electronic media: production of interfaces, programming, site-specific installation creating a hybrid interactive space.