[ISEA2020] Paper: Pablo Gobira, Adeilson William da Silva & Antônio Mozelli — Sensing the reality: reflections on artistic actions to defocus the real


Keywords: Diverse realities, separation, virtual reality, art, science and technology, digital art

This paper, based on research developed by the Laboratory of Front Poetics (research group CNPq/UEMG), seeks to discuss and reflect on the notions of reality and separation through the research and development of a poetic work. The results we present here arise from the context of research, development and innovation in the field of relations between art, science and technology. As a way of finding answers and the possibilities of understanding even multiplying realities, an experiment was developed that sought to obtain a credible prospect in the city of Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais/Brazil). The existence of an initiative that, at first, would not exist: the artist Froiid, one of the members of the LabFront’s project team, followed and discussed a narrative about the separation of a territory (Minas Gerais) from the rest of Brazil (2015-2018). In this work, we will briefly present what this narrative of emancipation is and we will present the artistic exercise developed by the LabFront that allows seeing through an interactive virtual reality installation in 2018 part of this “unreal/real” construction. labfront.tk

  • Pablo Gobira is a PhD professor at the Guignard School, the Graduate Program in Arts (State University of Minas Gerais, Brazil) and the Graduate Program in Knowledge Management and Organization (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil), artist, curator and researcher. He is a Productivity researcher (CNPq, Brazil) and a researcher member of the Brazilian Network of Digital Preservation Services (IBICT/MCTI). Coordinator of Laboratory of Front Poetics. Writer and editor of the books “The memory of the digital and other questions of arts and museology” (EdUEMG, 2019), “Contemporary paths: realities of art, science and technology” (EdUEMG, 2018), “Post-digital configurations” (EdUEMG, 2017), “Reflecting on culture” (EdUEMG, 2017), “Games and society” (Crisálida, 2012), Walter Benjamin “Lado B” (Crisálida, 2011) among other books and articles. Operates: in the curatorship, creation and production in the field of culture, digital arts and science; as a professor in frontier courses such as the course of Engineering of Biological Machines (UFMG, UEMG and UFV) and the course of Digital Theater; curatorship of biennial, exhibitions and artistic residencies.
  • Adeilson “Froiid” William da Silva, Researcher, Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais (PPGARTES), Brazil, holds a degree in Fine Arts from Escola Guignard (UEMG). He teaches arts since 2007, has worked in several collectives and groups related to urban intervention and street art, participating in individual and collective exhibitions inside and outside Brazil. He is a member of the Laboratory of Front Poetics.
  • Antônio Mozelli completed a Masters degree in Arts, at the Graduate Program in Arts at the State University of Minas Gerais, Brazil with a research period at the Data Materialization Studio, OCAD University – Canada. Graduated in Computer Science from the FUMEC University, Brazil and in Visual Arts from the Guignard School, State University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Currently develops research and work in the digital art field and explores the use of immersive virtual reality environments and artificial intelligence. He is a member of the Laboratory of Front Poetics.