The newest new media festival in Portugal already has date and name: it will be called the Vivarium Festival, and will take place at Maus Habitos, in Oporto, on March 24th and 25th.
Based on the intersections between the human and the technology, the event will think about the place of the body and of the intimacy in a time in which the digital, the technology and the artificial intelligences seem to contaminate the human experience. Workshops, performances, concerts, books and dance form an alignment that provokes unusual encounters between humanist culture and cyber culture, questioning our ways of making and enjoying the arts in a digital world.
Vivarium Festival - site
GONÇALO M. TAVARES / WORKSHOP / Atlas do Corpo e da Imaginação
By subscription (30€, limited to 30 pessoas)
GONÇALO M. TAVARES & ANTONIO CERVEIRA PINTO; TALK MODERATED BY MARTA BERNARDES
Ethical and aesthetic issues opened up by the digital revolution
VISUAL ARTS OPENING
DIOGO TUDELA / AUTOMATA SUBOPTIMAL - Info
MIGUEL PALMA / INCISÃO - Info
SILVESTRE PESTANA / P OVO N OVO Virtual - Info
MARCO DONNARUMMA / CORPUS NIL
Ticket 4,00 euros
Ticket 4,00 euros
RABBIT HOLE (Clubbing)
Ticket 4,00 euros
DIOGO TUDELA / AUTOMATA SUBOPTIMAL
MIGUEL PALMA / INCISÃO
SILVESTRE PESTANA / P OVO N OVO Virtual
NEREA CASTRO / A TALE OF SPRING
TALK DIOGO TUDELA & ANA CARVALHO
Techno-fascismo e Máquina Esventrada
PERFORMANCE ÍCARO PINTOR & JOAQUIM PAVÃO / IFTING SPLIT
Info - Info
Marco Donnarumma + Concert + Clubbing = 8,00
(limited to 60 tickets)
António Cerveira Pinto
Artist, writer and cultural critic. He dedicates mainly to the criticism, artistic creation, and strategic direction of projects. He has founded and directed the Aula do Risco, since 1994. He has written more than 1.700 critical texts and has held countless conferences in Portugal and abroad. His art has a visible conceptual trade. Idealized with Carlos Sant'Ana the extension of Lisbon to the Left Bank of the Tagus (2005).
He idealized a technological city for Montemor-o-Novo (1995) and the creation of a Museum of Art and New Technologies in La Coruña (1987).
He participated in the inaugural exhibition of Reina Sofia Museum Art Center, in Madrid (1986) and also in the XII Paris Biennial (1982). Many of his works are in important collections, such as: Serralves Museum, Berardo Museum, MVM-Vostell-Malpartida Museum, MEIAC-Extremadura Iberoamerican Museum of Contemporary Art.
Diogo Tudela (Porto, 1987) is a programmer and independent researcher whose practice involves theoretical fiction, speculative computation, simulation and mechatronics. His more recent work dwells on text-based objects and the ontological limits of matter manipulation.
Gonçalo M. Tavares
Gonçalo M. Tavares was born in 1970, in the city of Luanda, in Angola. Since 2001 he has published books in different literary genres, and his works have been translated into 36 languages. His books have received several prizes in Portugal and abroad, among them the José Saramago Prize (2005), the Portugal Telecom Prize for Literature (Brazil 2007 and 2011), the Special Price of the Jury of the Grand Prix Littéraire du Web Culture (France 2010) and the Prix du Meuilleur Livre Étranger 2010 (France), prize attributed before to Robert Musil, Orhan Pamuk, John Updike, Philip Roth, Gabriel García Márquez, Elias Canetti, among others. His books have given rise, in different countries, to plays, radio plays, short films and art objects, videos of art, opera, performances, architectural projects or academic theses. He made the book "Atlas of Body and Imagination" with Os Espacialistas, (Editora Caminho).
He was born in Porto in 1960. He started his studies at Porto's high school of fine arts and completed the artistic studies at the National Superior School of Fine Arts in Toulouse, obtaining the DNSEP (National Diploma Supérieur d'Expression Plastique). Since 1982 he has exhibited his painting work regularly, both at home and abroad while developing activities in other artistic areas. He expanded his activity to the design of communication, illustration, and animation cinema. He realized the film "Cicatriz" that received the award Onda Curta RTP. He was a lecturer in the chairs of basic design and drawing of representation in the artistic superior school of Porto. He was also Professor of Graphic Expression at the Animation Cinema Course 2D3D (Artistic and Professional Tree School). He has also developed training activities in the animated film industry with Tânia Duarte and Abi Feijó. He was a choreographer and trainer in the national project "MIX REPÚBLICA", for MONSTRA (international festival of animation cinema of Lisbon) that integrated in the commemorations of the centenary of the implantation of the republic, which resulted in 25 animated films. He collaborates for several years with the Casa da Animação and with the cultural association of Abrantes -Espalha ribbons - (ANIMAIO), as director / animator of animation films, with the school community. He has seen his work selected and awarded in national and international festivals, such as: "The Picada da Albertina" (Young Filmmaker Award), "O Lagarteiro" (Honorable Mention), and "Amigo do Chito" also selected at the Caminhos do Cinema Português Festival 2011), Animamundi 2012, Hamburg Festival 2012 and TINDIRINDIS Festival 2012, in Lithuania. In 2013, throughout the school year, he chants with Tânia Duarte and Vitor Hugo Rocha the film "O'lhó Respeitinho", in the totality schools of the first cycle of the county of Espinho. This film also was been selected by the jury of the Cinanima. Recently directed and co-directed with children / young people, the animation short film "ORCHIS MIRABILIS" in Abrantes (Film selected for the competition of the Young Portuguese Film Award (under 18 years old), which was awarded an Honorable Mention at CINANIMA in 2014. Recently, he has developed the IFTING SPLIT performative project.
Joaquim Pavão is a composer, guitarist and filmmaker. He was born in 1975. He has been making an artistic journey between music and cinema and creating a unique language, where emotion and rigor are matched. He has performed concerts and presented his films around the world. "4 Elementos" (Janek Pfeifer, 2006), "A Sesta" (Olga Roriz, 2007) and "Foi o fio" (Patrícia Figueiredo, 2014) are some of his internationally awarded film guitar work. He performed and composed for "Threads of time" (2013), "Miragem" (2014) and " Antes que a noite venha - falas de Antígona " (2017), also awarded in several international film festivals. In 2017, he releases the first solo album called "Avenidas".
Jonathan Schatz is dancer and choreographer, he has based in Brussels and he was born in France in 1984. After his training at the Paris National Opera, Jonathan becomes a student at the CNSMD in Lion and later at the CNDC in Angers. Jonathan is a performer for numerous choreographers such as Dominique Brun, Pierre Droulers, Philippe Saire, YoungSoon Cho Jaquet, Claudia Sorace and Riccardo Fazi. Since 2017 he is also a performer at Crowdde Gisèle Vienne. He is currently working on his new artificial intelligence creation, where he questions the automatic generation capabilities of the computer in front of a live performance (video / music / dance). For this project For this project, he works with Alexandre Da Silva, Ruth Zuydervelt and Damien Petitot.
Since 1995, he has been dedicated to the drums. Pedro Oliveira integrated the already extinct Kafka, Submarine and Green Machine.
In 2007 he founded the "peixe : avião", whose last album, "Peso Morto" (PAD / 2016), was considered one of the best national records of the year, for media such as Blitz and Antena 3. In 2010, he founded the publisher and collective of artists "PAD / Easy Pieces".
He has as active bands the "peixe : avião", "Dear Telephone" and "OZO". Also, he frequently integrates the projects "Old Jerusalem" and "Osso Vaidoso", in their live presentations.
Since last May, he has been part of "Mods Collective", variable collective that has as its premises the improvised music and the cinema.
During the latest two years, Krake has been feeding on solitary experiments and influences like Will Guthrie, Ches Smith, Steve Noble, Chris Corsano, Julian Sartorius and Jaki Liebezeit.
Recently, Pedro joins fashion designer Carla Pontes to create the show KRAKE T_XT_R_L, which connects his somber imagery of Krake's music with the intriguing textures of the plastic artist Joana Patrão.
Artist and scholar. Born in Naples, Italy, 1984. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
A unique presence across contemporary performance and media art, Marco Donnarumma distinguishes himself by his use of emerging technology to deliver artworks that are at once intimate and powerful, oneiric and uncompromising, sensual and confrontational. Working with biotechnology, biophysical sensing, as well as artificial intelligence (AI) and neurorobotics, Donnarumma expresses the chimerical nature of the body with a new and unsettling intensity. He is renown for his focus on sound, whose physicality and depth he exploits to create experiences of instability, awe, shock and entrainment.
In 14 years of practice, Donnarumma has developed a deeply transdisciplinary expertise, drawing equally from live art, music, biological science, computation and cultural studies. He holds a Ph.D. in performing arts, computing and body theory from Goldsmiths, University of London, and is currently a Research Fellow at the Berlin University of the Arts in partnership with the Neurorobotics Research Lab Berlin. His newest performance for human dancers and AI prostheses, Alia: Zǔ tài, was recently awarded the Goethe Institut’s International Coproduction Fund, and will be co-produced in 2018 by CTM Festival (Berlin) and Chronus Art Center (Shanghai) during a year of exchange across Germany and China.
Writing regularly on body, music, technology and performance studies, Donnarumma is published by MIT Press, Oxford University Press, Routledge and Springer. His artworks received several awards, including the second prize (Award of Distinction) in Sound Art at the Prix Ars Electronica (2017), the first prize at the Cynetart Award for Computer Based Art (2014), the second prize at TransitioMX Award for New Media Art (2013), and the first prize at the Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition (2012), among others. Articles and interviews featuring his work appear on BBC, The WIRE, Forbes, Reuters, ARTE.TV, Wired, IEEE, RTVE, El Pais, CreativeApplications, ResonanceFM and The Creators Project.
Donnarumma’s arresting visions of the body toured more than 60 countries worldwide with shows at Venice Biennale (Venice), Steirischer Herbst (Graz), ZKM Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe), Sónar+D Advanced Music Festival (Barcelona), ISEA International Symposium on Electronic Art (Albuquerque), FILE Electronic Language Festival (Sao Paulo), RPM: Ten Years of Sound Art in China (Shanghai), Laboratorio Arte Alameda (Mexico City), Némo Biennal of Digital Arts (Paris), transmediale Festival for Art and Digital Culture and CTM Festival for Adventurous Music and Art (Berlin). He was granted fundings from the European Commission, Goethe-Institut, British Council, Creative Scotland, New Media Scotland, and the Danish Arts Council, and received commissions from CTM, transmediale, 4DSOUND, European Conference of Promoters of New Music and STEIM.
He was born in 1964 in Lisbon, where he currently lives and works. Its artistic path characterized by the strong sculptural component, is distinguished mainly by the improbable installations. He works often in collaboration with teams of engineers, mechanics, carpenters and biologists, among other specialists. Its production has a hybrid character, linked to the industrial production of the twentieth century. Palma's work often addresses how technology has influenced modern man's life, its relation to the environment and the ideas of human comfort or the idea of power. Parallel to the installations, it uses the design, the video and the performance.
Working across a variety media that include photography, video, drawing and sculpture, Nerea Castro employs a subtly minimalistic aesthetic that encourages the viewer to consider their own identity and the diversity of relationships that constitute our experience of the world. The formal articulations of her ideas bear on the affective power of colour, shape and texture as a point of connection to more subjective realities.
Drawn to visual communication from a very young age, Nerea began experimenting in the realm of audiovisual performances in real-time with the collective Hedonistas. Her practise broadens during the time she lived in London, navigating between analog and digital media. In close relationship with contemporary sculpture, her interest is pushed towards the exploration of light in space as a medium of expression. Her first major immersive installation In Praise of Shadows (2017) has already been exhibited at Maus Hábitos and GNRation.
Nicolas Canot is a sound and digital artist, improviser, programmer, guitar player and teacher based in Reims, France. His sound creations and installations were showed in France, England, Romania, Portugal, Canada, Poland, Russia, etc. He performs as a solo artist and regularly collaborates with visual or sound artists as well as jazz instrumentalists and improvisers.
Silvestre Pestana (1949, Funchal, Madeira), poet, artist and performer. Emerges from a group of experimental poets of the 1960s. Holder of a multidisciplinary work, recently, in 2016, the artist exhibited at the Fundação de Serralves, where more than 100 works of the artist were gathered, many of them rarely were seen before, as well as documents and archival materials.
Marianne Baillot, Rui Mascarenhas, Daniel Pires
Direção de Produção
José Pedro Veloso
Gestão de Conteúdos Digitais
Design de Comunicação
Assessoria de Imprensa
Paulo Cunha Martins
Ministério da Cultura
Câmara Municipal do Porto
OpenField Criative Lab
Apoio de Comunicação
Metro do Porto