[ISEA2017] : Artists Statement: Sergio Bonilha, Claudio Bueno, Daniel Ferreira, Nardo Germano, Lucila Meirelles, Luciana Ohira, Gilbertto Prado, Clarissa Ribeiro, Renata La Rocca, Valzeli Sampaio, Mauricio Taveira, Andrei Thomaz, Tatiana Travisani, Agnus Valente & Dario Vargas — Encontros

Artists Statement 

INSTALLATIONS

Two mobile phones exhibit videos filmed during a trip up the Amazon River composed of flows of water in two distinct tints: On the one side we have a predominance of black-colored water, on the other, brown-colored. The system searches for real-time information in such a way as to reflect changes in the tides and the phases of the moon, as opposed to the flow of accesses to the word “Meetings” in several languages. The spring, at the same time in which it extends, coils to mark the space and the course of the flow/movement. In the brief moments of near-touching, at the limit of the spring’s approximation and coiling, it is possible to notice a light combination of brown and black of the waters that mix and simultaneously, the impossibility of the encounter.

Video: ENCONTROS

  • Gilbertto Prado, Universidade de São Paulo / Univ. Anhembi Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil. Gilbertto Prado, artist and coordinator of the Poéticas Digitais. Group. He studied Engineering and Visual Arts at the State University of Campinas and in 1994 he obtained his PhD in Arts at the University of Paris I – Sorbonne. He has participated in several art exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. Among his prizes, one can mention 9th Prix Möbius International des Multimédias, Beijing, China (2001); Rumos (2000) and Transmídia (2002) – Itaú Cultural; and 6th Prêmio Sergio Motta de Arte e Tecnologia (2006). He works with art in networks and interactive installations. Currently he is Professor at the Post-Graduate Programs of Visual Arts at the Communication and Arts School at University of São Paulo and PGP Design at the University Anhembi Morumbi. gilberttoprado.net
  • Clarissa Ribeiro, director, CrossLAB. Architect, Media Artist, and Researcher, teaching experimental design strategies in Architecture for first and final year students in Brazil, where I’m the director of the CrossLab research group and the LIP – Lab for Innovation and Prototyping at the University of Fortaleza. As an independent artist, I’ve been producing and exhibiting experimental interactive installations exploring affectiveness and consciousness through metaphorical translations of micro, molecular and subatomic scale phenomena, working in collaboration with other artists, research groups and art collectives in my home country and abroad. My artistic practice is viscerally linked to my research interests that for the last 20 years have been focused in investigating and understanding the influences, connections and cross contaminations between the sciences of complexity – cybernetics, information theory, systems theory, quantum mechanics – and artistic expressions and poetics in media arts and sciences. clarissaribeiro.com
  • Sergio Bonilha, Claudio Bueno, Daniel Ferreira, Nardo Germano, Lucila Meirelles, Luciana Ohira, Renata La Rocca, Valzeli Sampaio, Mauricio Taveira, Andrei Thomaz, Tatiana Travisani, Agnus Valente & Dario Vargas, Brazil