Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Welcome 2009

This year was OK. I dont like to complain but things are not really on the way right now... Hope 2009 will be better.

Here in Linz there is a great expectation about the linz09. During 2009 Linz will be the capital of culture in Europe and it means lots of events, exhibitions and concerts to go. This sounds good for me. Also in January the new AEC bulding will be launched. I was working there this month and I can say so far tht it will be very polemic. but i prefer to see it finished before emit an opinion.

I wish you a great 2009!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

job position at Tate

I have been working last week in an installation at AEC. But i will write about this soon...

For now I post a job vacancy at Tate modern. Good luck !

We are looking for an experienced curator of modern and contemporary photography with the authority and reputation to bring about a quantum change in Tate's ability to collect and show photography at Tate Britain and Tate Modern. In this prominent new role you'll be based within the curatorial department at Tate Modern, but work across both Tate Britain and Tate Modern working on the acquisition and research of photographic works for the Tate Collection. In addition, you'll contribute to the conception and delivery of the photography exhibition programme at Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

You must have a high level of knowledge of the issues surrounding collecting modern and contemporary photography for museums and extensive experience of the process involved in staging displays and exhibitions, including managing budgets. Confident in your subject knowledge, you must have the authority to be able to guide and advise our Heads of Collections on acquisition strategy and the flair to make an active contribution to the conception of photography related displays and exhibitions across Tate.

Your degree and post-graduate qualification in photography or history of art (or another related field) will be complemented a proven track record in publishing and research and by significant experience of working in an art gallery, museum or collection setting. A natural collaborator, you'll be able to work effectively with colleagues across the organisation and your accomplished networking skills will mean you'll be able to draw on an established network of contacts in the photography field.

Contact details/How to apply:
For further information and to download an application pack, please visit our website at http://www.tate.org.uk If you're unable to access our website please email jobs@tate.org.uk quoting ref: 8140. Closing date: 9 January 2009.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Walt Disney wonderful world and it roots in European art

This week I had the pleasure to go to Munique and see some exhibitions. However I would like to point out one that impressed me more: the wald Disney wonderful world and it roots in European art.

When I first knew this show I thought it would be a bit boring with all movies and drawing that we know since we were child. However I was delighted by an amazing surprise. The exhibition was extremely nicely done with an interesting design, but what is the best in this show was the explanation about some of Disney’s references.

 The references go from “Nosferato” in fantasia to “The cabinet of Dr. Caligari” in some Mickey Mouse’s short movies. From ancient Chinese painting in Bambi to a castle named Neuschwanstein in Germany in Cinderela.

Even thought these nice information the hight point of this exhibition is an unpredictable collaboration between the surrealist artist Salvador Dali and Walt Disney. In 1946 Daly was in Disney’s studios and produced a short movie called “Destino” that was finished only in 2003 and presented in this exhibition.

It is a nice exhibition that will make you look in a different way to Disney’s movies. If you have the chance do not miss.

 Opening hours

September 19, 2008 - January 25, 2009  

open daily from 10 am to 8 pm  

closed on December 24

December 31 open from 10 am to 2 pm  


Regular: 10,- €

Groups of 10 persons and over and senior citizens: 8,- €

School-age children, students and the unemployed: 4,- €

Friday, December 12, 2008

wearable toy piano

My dear friends Mika and Hanna did a great job creating a wearable toy piano. All the circuit was made with conductive fabric and it is totally washable (but i doubt someone will dare to do it...). Other good thing is that you can find on internet a step-bu-step tutorial about how to make your own. You can find here the link. This would be a nice idea for a gift... maybe even you can create a band just hacking instruments...

You can see more information and a video in this link.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


El próximo jueves 18 de diciembre de 2008 tendrá lugar la quinta edición de Pecha Kucha Night Sevilla BIACS EDITION en Red Pública (Patio del Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Sevilla) a las 20:20h.

Desde el 1 hasta el 10 de diciembre de 2008 podrás solicitar tu espacio como speaker en el quinto volumen de Pecha Kucha Night Sevilla. Para participar, sólo tienes que enviar tu solicitud siguiendo las siguientes instrucciones antes de que finalice el plazo.
A la convocatoria puede acceder todo aquel que se identifique conectado de algún modo a la Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla. Los candidatos deben enviar dos imágenes y un texto orientativo en el que se explique la conexión speaker-BIACS, así como la temática y estética de la presentación.

¿Cómo solicitar tu espacio como speaker?
Para solicitar tu espacio como speaker deberás enviar tu solicitud por email a speaker@pechakucha.es (no enviar más de 3mb por mail e incluir en el asunto: SPEAKER + nombre).

1. Nombre y apellidos, nombre del colectivo o empresa (en caso de pertenencia a alguno de estos), disciplina, dirección de e‐mail, web (aclarar si desea que mencionemos su nombre y/o compañía). Esta información será publicada online en la página www.pechakucha.es para su difusión previa al evento.

2. Breve descripción biográfica/curricular así como de la temática a tratar (en torno a 300 palabras)

3. 2 imágenes en formato JPEG de 1024 x 768 pixeles ó un fragmento de video de 1 min aprox. para su visualización.

4. PKN Sevilla, le da la oportunidad de ser mencionado (nombre + link) en la web global del evento (www.pecha-kucha.org), junto con los speakers del resto del mundo.
Instrucciones generales para speakers seleccionados
• PKN Sevilla #05 tendrá entre 7 y 12 espacios asignables para speakers.
• La exposición debe contener 20 diapositivas. También se aceptará formato video siempre y cuando su duración sea de 6'40 minutos.
• Cada imagen se presentará durante 20 segundos. El speaker no tiene control sobre los cambios y los tiempos, ya que la duración de las imágenes estará programada automáticamente.
La lista de speakers seleccionados será publicada el día posterior al cierre de la convocatoria. En caso de duda o consulta, no dudes en visitar www.pechakucha.es.

Richard Kriesche Capital + Code

Talking about money and art there will be another exhibition in Graz (Austria) that is relate to this issue. It is interesting to see how artists are becoming more sensible to the impact of economy in our life. I hope see more works in this direction....

Richard Kriesche
Capital + Code
Nov 15, 2008 - Feb 22, 2009
Tue – Sun 10am-6pm

Kunsthaus Graz am
Landesmuseum Joanneum
Lendkai 1, A–8020 Graz
T +43-316/8017-9200, F -9212


Richard Kriesche explores systems of perception. With his perennial focus on the challenges of new technology and science, he is a key figure in contemporary art. His works, which often have a cultural political background, have always been at the forefront of media art.

In his Capital + Code exhibition, Richard Kriesche zooms in on interconnections, focusing on the structure of phenomena. In the Aesthetics of Capital light installation (2008) especially created for the Kunsthaus Graz, he bathes everything in a technoid computer-blue light. The installation uses eight projectors and visualization software (which also sees use in the money markets) to project market-type fluctuations on the interior wall of the building. The constantly changing images are real-time responses to search questions on Google involving different combinations of the words art, work, capital and freedom. The images are an indication of an elusive global state.

The installation may seem clairvoyant, since it was conceived more than a year before the recent dramatic events on the world's financial markets. It thus gives a graphic picture of the interconnections and interdependence of complex relationships that determine not only today's financial world but indeed the entire image of the world.

For Kriesche, this totality with its portrayable realities is consequently a system that can be critically investigated. Analysing it is a hallmark of his oeuvre, as was evident even in his late-constructivist Numerische Systeme (Numerical Systems) of the 1960s. The exhibition is therefore a cross-section of his works, showing different perspectives that are always close to the events of the day, and focusing on the effects and circumstances of visual and socio-determinative systems. In Studio Sperimentale, shown at the 1970 Biennale in Venice, Kriesche traces the conditions and apparent unambiguities of dimensions. Life-Video-Sound-Polaroid Installation was an exhibition at the Neue Galerie in Graz in 1973, and focuses on the relationships between exhibition premises, the staging involved and the displacements between creating and viewing.

In Zwillinge (Twins) of 1977, Kriesche confronts social reality with philosophical considerations, and uses electronic media to reveal new real spaces. W.Y.S.I.W.Y.G. of 1989 transforms the history of art into "objective" visual information by means of digital geodetic analysis. In a similar way, The Informations Loaded Portrait of 1997 investigates the possibilities of pictures as information-carriers, and overlays forms of portraiture with the relevant details about the people. In the case of Art_Chip (2004) and the Genetisches Portrait (Genetic Portrait, 2001), this examination of the systematization of the human dimension is taken to visual and acoustic extremes. In a wholly different vein, Der ewige Horizont (The Eternal Horizon) of 2000 comes full circle in Kriesche's investigations of visual and social codings, giving us a highly poetic glimpse of the ecological rhythm of the world in a repetitive movement.

Thus the exhibition as a whole brings together the systems of science, social and political analysis, the economy and art together in an interaction that extends into the public and political arena and redefines architecture and the use of the media in doing so.

Curators: Katrin Bucher Trantow, Peter Pakesch

via: e-flux

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Art and Money

The Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina, CCCS, at the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy, will present from 14 November 2008 to 11 January 2009:

ART, PRICE AND VALUE – Contemporary art and the market, curated by the critic Piroschka Dossi, author of Hype! Kunst und Geld, Deutsche Taschenbuch Verlag 2007, and Franziska Nori, project director of the CCCS.

The exhibition will examine the increased links between contemporary art and the international market. The power now exerted by the economy on political, social and cultural life has extended its hold on art production so that the whole system is undergoing a complete transformation in response to the demands of an increasingly global market. Contemporary art plays an ever more prominent role in our culture. Its economic power is reflected in the exorbitant prices now reached at international auctions and in the increased popularity of exhibitions, biennales, festivals, shows and mega-happenings.

In the last twenty years contemporary art has become a specialized industry with its own rules and a network of professional operators. Artists are drawn into the international dynamics of a highly competitive system. This places them in competition with artists from widely different backgrounds but demands they speak a global and commercial language. There has been a drastic change in the rules: witness the impact of the emergence of contemporary Chinese art on the market. In recent years with the growing interest of collectors, galleries and institutions in the west it has become the ideal environment for speculators. With pressing demands for the new and sensational, the process of production and commercialization is speeded up but art is also increasingly drawn into mass culture and commerce.

The exhibition will feature the work of contemporary artists which throws light on the mechanisms of the international art system. The selection explores different points of view, ranging from complete conformity to the prevailing rules of the market to irony and sarcasm and even to an 'anti-market' stance taken by those anxious to avoid the commercial aspects of the art market entirely. Artists, whose work may be included, are Luchezar Boyadjiev (Bulgaria), Marco Brambilla (USA), Marc Bijl (Netherlands), Fabio Cifariello (Italy), Claude Closky (France), Denis Darzacq (France), Eva Grubinger (Germany), Pablo Helguera (Mexico), Damien Hirst (UK), Bethan Huws (UK), Christian Jankowski (Germany), Michael Landy (UK), Atelier van Lieshout (Netherlands), Thomas Locher (Austria), Aernout Mik (Netherlands), Takashi Murakami (Japan) Antoni Muntadas (Spain), Josh On (USA), Dan Perjovschi (Rumania), Wilfredo Prieto (Cuba) and Cesare Pietroiusti (Italy).

The exhibition will be accompanied by a bilingual (Italian/English) catalogue published by Silvana Editoriale in which all the art works will be documented along with essays written by the curators: Dr Boris Groys (professor of Aesthetics, Art History, and Media Theory, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, University of Karlsruhe); Pier Luigi Sacco (professor of Economy of Culture, IUAV, Venice); Julian Stallabrass (reader in modern and contemporary art, Courtauld Institute of Art, London); and Wolfgang Ullrich (professor of art history and media theory, University of Karlsruhe). The project will also be complemented by a lecture programme to stimulate an interdisciplinary debate on the topics addressed by the show.


ART, PRICE AND VALUE, Contemporary art and the market
Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina, CCCS
CCCS, Palazzo Strozzi, 50123 Firenze, Italy
Phone: +39 055 2645155
Fax: +39 055 2646560
Contact: Franziska Nori


from 14 November 2008 to 11 January 2009

Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 to 20.00,
Thursday 10.00 to 23.00,
Monday closed

in time: I was a bit surprise when i did not see any derivart artwork in this exhibition. There were the pioneers in this field (they stardet t do such thing in 2004, 3 years before Piroschka Dossi write his book) and their contribution for this connection between art and finance is enormous....

Friday, November 14, 2008

Bio Terrorism

Can you imagine Warsaw under bio terrorist attack?

The artist Robert B. Lisek made exactly this. He applied the technique of molecular biology by analyzingthe most fundamental process in the nature - selfreplication that means exponential grow and spreading of structures. He especially focus on DNA selfreplication.
As result of his research in conjunction with Molecular Biology Lab at Wroclaw University he generated the new gender of the bacterium E-coli [1XkZF no name yet],that quickly spreads in the water.

He also prepared a map/graph that represent the best way to infect Warsaw city. The map provides an understanding of how ‘pathogens’ (in this case the artist’s E-coli bacteria) spread and the connections between multiple biological and communicative networks. In graphic terms, a narrative of bacterial infection demonstrates how easily new dangerous bacteria strands can be grown and how quickly they might spread in a metropolis such as Warsaw.

This radical project in which author deals with genes hacking, DNA self-replication and shows scenario of bioterrorism attack of Warsaw will be presented as installation and exhibition of graphs/maps in the Leto Gallery.

please see some details
and text by Joasia Krysa & Geoff Cox


Robert B. Lisek

self-replication of pathogen

curators: Joasia Krysa & Geoff Cox

exhibition: 17.10 - 13.11. 2008

LETO Gallery
ul. Hoża 9c
00-528 Warszawa
022 499 59 16, 0501 696 440
www.leto.pl, galeria@leto.pl

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Marilyn Manson: the painter

Just a parenthesis in the new media field to talk about watercolor. I received a press release about an exhibition of Marilyn Manson. I have to confess that my first reaction was to think: o Gosh, one more artist trying to to something else based on his previous fame.

But I was surprised by the paintings.. they are not original or super amazing but they are good. at least in my opinion. Some of them looks like a self portrait... Evil... He keeps with the grotesque in mind and create images that fits with his personality. For those who got curious about check this link and go to the gallery. Maybe he passes trough there...

Marilyn Manson: Trismegistus
December 5, 2008 - February 20, 2009

Vernissage: December 5, 7-9 pm

101 NE 40th Street, Miami


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Nobel Textiles

It is always interesting when you put together science and art. This was the challenge presented by Central Saint Martins College and the Medical Research Council. They invited 5 nobel winners and put them to work with 5 top fashion textile design.

The result you can view on their website here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Gabriela Carneiro's work

I am proud to spread the new work of my friend Gabriela Carneiro. Unfortunately only in Portuguese. Congratulations Gabi!

you can see pics at: http://www.usp.br/agen/UOLnoticia.php?nome=noticia&codntc=21935

Fachada interativa exibirá imagens e animações luminosas
Valéria Dias

Usuários poderão inserir, via interface web, imagens e animações luminosas

Imagine um painel vertical medindo 2,80 metros (m) de largura x 10 m de altura ocupando a fachada inteira de uma casa. Não se trata de um painel de publicidade, mas sim de um display de baixa resolução, o equivalente a 400 pixels, através do qual poderão ser visualizadas imagens e animações luminosas. Esta fachada interativa recebeu o nome de Projeto Pix.nomads e faz parte do mestrado da arquiteta Gabriela Carneiro, no Núcleo de Estudos de Habitares Interativos (Nomads) da Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC) da USP.

O projeto está sendo instalado na fachada do edifício sede do grupo (chamado de 001). O prédio, construído em 1999, é um protótipo de habitação social de três andares, cuja divisão espacial reflete preocupações do grupo sobre a necessidade de redesenho do espaço doméstico contemporâneo.

Ao se olhar para a fachada da casa, vê-se uma cobertura vertical de fibra de vidro translúcida, que funciona como uma espécie de “parede”. Essa cobertura vertical fica fixada a uma grelha de madeira que fica na parte interna da casa. Nessa face interna, os quadrados formados pela grelha foram utilizados como suporte para a instalação de LEDs (sigla em inglês para Light Emitting Diode, ou Diodo Emissor de Luz).

“Esses LEDs são controlados individualmente por uma placa microcontroladora que recebe e reproduz informações de imagens e animações luminosas, visualizadas através da cobertura vertical de fibra de vidro translúcida por quem estiver do lado de fora da casa”, explica a pesquisadora Gabriela Carneiro. Em cada um dos quadrados da grelha de madeira foram instalados três LEDs, que exibem as cores azul, vermelho e verde. No total, são 1.200 diodos emissores de luz agrupados de três em três, que formam uma espécie de display de 400 pixels. “Uma das vantagens de usar os diodos é que eles apresentam um baixo consumo de energia, são fáceis de serem manipulados e possuem alta durabilidade”, aponta.

De acordo com a pesquisadora, o Projeto Pix atua como uma plataforma por meio da qual diversas possibilidades de interação e usos podem ser exploradas.“Nossa proposta inicial é explorar a distribuição da computação no espaço físico da casa e seu acionamento a distância. Conforme este projeto for sendo colocado em prática, haverá a descoberta de novos usos para a fachada interativa”, comenta.

LEDs: manipulação fácil, baixo consumo de energia e alta durabilidade

Interface web
O projeto conta com financiamento da Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (Fapesp) e faz parte do Tidia.Ae, projeto de internet avançada da agência de fomento paulista. O Pix.nomads foi iniciado em abril deste ano e sua primeira etapa deve estar finalizada até o próximo mês de dezembro. “A idéia é que, inicialmente, os internautas possam, mediante cadastramento, inserir imagens e animações luminosas, utilizando um editor de animação, via interface web”, conta.

Sobre as imagens e animações luminosas elaboradas pelos internautas, Gabriela informa que será determinado um tempo de exibição durante o qual cada uma ficará no ar. “Se for determinado 10 minutos, poderá ser uma animação com duração de 10 minutos exibida uma única vez. Caso ela tenha um minuto de duração, poderá ser repetida 10 vezes”, exemplifica. Todas as animações serão salvas em um banco de dados, sendo que os usuários poderão a qualquer momento acessá-las e editá-las. As últimas dez animações adicionadas serão exibidas na fachada interativa.

Gabriela conta que os pesquisadores do Nomads sempre pensaram os quadrados da grelha como um pixel de uma tela. A concretização dessa idéia surgiu após a arquiteta ter atuado como pesquisadora visitante no Departamento de Cultura da Interface da Kunstuniversität, em Linz, na Áustria, de março a setembro de 2007. Após o contato com os professores da universidade austríaca, ela trouxe idéias para a viabilização do projeto pelo Nomads.

Atualmente, o grupo é formado por pesquisadores de diversas áreas do conhecimento. “Há arquitetos que acabam trabalhando com computação e alunos de Física, Informática e Computação que acabam tendo de lidar com arquitetura”, comenta. A equipe principal é composta por outras três pessoas, além de Gabriela: os alunos de graduação Edmundo Macha, do Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC), e Erick Mazieiro, do Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC), além do coordenador do Nomads, o professor Marcelo Tramontano.

LEDs sendo instalados ao lado da escada. Próximo passo é proteção dos diodos

Proteção e vídeo streaming
A arquiteta informa que o mestrado dela é apenas uma das pesquisas em andamento envolvendo a fachada interativa. Outros pesquisadores já se envolveram com o desenvolvimento da fachada. Atualmente, uma outra vertente de trabalho cuida de aspectos complementares do projeto. Os alunos de graduação Vitor Sanches, Bruna Biagioni e Carolina Passos, do Departamento de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, vão instalar uma proteção aos LEDs. O motivo é que a grelha de madeira onde os diodos foram instalados fica ao lado da escada que dá acesso aos andares superiores do 001. “Essa proteção evitaria que os LEDs fossem danificados durante o sobe e desce de pesquisadores aos outros andares”, conta.

Outra proposta é fazer com que as animações exibidas possam ser vistas em tempo real, via internet, por meio de vídeo streaming, recurso que agiliza o download de vídeos na rede mundial de computadores. Para isso, está prevista a construção de um totem em frente à fachada interativa. O totem servirá como suporte da câmera e também conterá informações sobre o projeto para que os demais estudantes, professores e funcionários do campus de São Carlos tenham acesso à pesquisa desenvolvida no grupo.

Imagens cedidas pela pesquisadora Gabriela Carneiro

Friday, September 19, 2008

New exhibitions

just to inform you guys about some exhibitions that I will join with AUTRMX.

November - I Freedom of Choice International Video and Film Peace Festiva, in Lisbon (Portugal), Istanbul (Turkey), Yerevan (Armenia) and Viareggio (Italy). http://focfest.wordpress.com/

9th to 13th October - 11th Festival of New Media Arts “HOLLYWOULD...”, in Los Angeles (EUA). http://www.freewaves.org/

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Well.... I was one of the 10 finalists of the festival.

check the others here.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"me" at Folha de São Paulo

well... it is not actually me and there is not even my name... but the picture is from my work. that is true.

I received this from Gabi carneiro.

If you want to watch the video here is the youtube link:http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=xnw9OQpx6ao

Monday, September 15, 2008


Finally the new(s)wor(l)d is done.

During the developing we figure out many improvements... but lets leave it for the second version. next step is make a website....

New(s)wor(l)d from ricardo nascimento on Vimeo.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Cyber Arts 08 - Appeel

by Richard The (DE), Gunnar Green (DE), Frédéric Eyl (FR), Willi Sengewald (DE) / TheGreenEyl

Ese trabalho é uma parede cheia de bolinhas adesivas que você pode destacar e colar em outro lugar. Pronto. Só isso. Simples e divertido. repare nas fotos como ficou o OK Center depois de 3 dias....

Mais info: http://www.thegreeneyl.com/appeel

Cyber Arts 08 - LED Eyelash

Essa trabalho da Soomi Park (RK) estava somente como doumentação porém chamou minha atenção por não ser exatamente interativo. São alguns LEDS colocados perto do olho que quando ligados dão a impressão de que os ohos são grandes, igual aos desenhos japoneses. Segundo a artista essa foi uma forma de chamar a atenção para o fenômeno que já existe a algum tempo no Japão e agora mais forte na Koréia. Vale conferir o link pra saber mais: http://www.soomipark.com/entry/LEDeyelashes

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Tokyo University - haptic Radar

Haptic Radar de Alvaro Cassinelli, Carson Reynolds, Alexis Zerroug e masatoshi Ishikawa é tipo uma faixa que vocie coloca na cabeça e sente através de uma vibração os obstáculos fisicos a sua volta. Na verdade mais um produto do que uma obra de arte.

Tokyo University - Tablescape Plus

Esse ja é um clássico mas sempre impressionante de ver ao vivo.

O trabalho se explica por si só. Tablescape Plus é uma msa itnerativa para contar histórias. Nela um cenário é projetado e você pode manipular as personagens que interagem entre si. Muito baca é a caixa desenvolvida pelos artistas e pesquisadores Yasuaki Kakeshi, Takeshi Naemura e Mitsunori Matsushita. Nela vão embutidos os dois projetos e o computador. ótima solução para transportar a peça.

Quem tiver oportunidade ela está na coleção permanente do ICC em Tokyo.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Tokyo University - Ephemeral Melody

Esse ano o Ars Electronica convidou a Universidade de Tokio para mostrar o que os alunos estão produzindo.

Um dos trabalhos mais bacanas e mágicos é o "ephemeral melody" de Risa Sizuki, Taro Suzuki, Seiichi Ariga Makoto Lida e Chichi Arakawa. Nessa instalação você tem que girar uma manivela para produzir bolhas de sabão. Só isso ja cria um efeito visual bem interessante. Porém, quando as bolhas encostam em uns canos de ferro elas produzem um som e criam uma melodia. Assim, são criadas musicas efêmeras e únicas.

Nota: reparei que os projetos japoneses tem no mínimo 3 artistas ou pesquisadores envolvidos. Projetos colaborativos é o que tenho mais visto por aqui.

A new cultural advertising Project

Esse é o titulo do trabalho de Hide Ogawa, Yuichi Tamagawa, taio Zushi, Mizuya Sato, Kaori Honda e Emiko Ogawa (JP) e toda a comunicação do festival foi feita a partir desse conceito.
A intalação funciona assim: vc fica na frente de uma tela onde aparece a frase: "A new cultural.." e a palavra que vem depois você pode apagar com o movimento do seu corpo e ficar trocando até encontrar uma que te agrade. Assim que você conconar com a frase, que muitas vezes soa ironica e non sense vc pode compara uma camiseta personalizada do festival com a frase que foi criada na instalação. 17 euros a feminina e 19 a masculina....

A tree is dreaming of Uirapuru

Andando pelo Donau parque o artista Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec (SI) me parou para conhecer sua instalação sonora. O que ele fez foi gravar o canto do Uirapuru e reproduzir seus fragmentos em diferentes pontos de uma árvore. Os gravadores são alimentados por energia solar. Então o canto original só é reproduzido quando todos os gravadores tocam ao mesmo tempo e para isso o sol precisa estar em uma posição específica.... enquanto isso não acontece resta a árvore sonhar com o canto do Uirapuru.

mais info: http://www.taogvs.org/UirapuruMain.html

Friday, August 29, 2008

Open frameworks

Open frameworks é um ambiente de programação open source baseado em C++ especialmente desenvolvido para artistas e creativos. Quem está por trás desse projeto são Zachary Lieberman e Theo Watson.

Pra quem não se lembra Lieberman teve um trabalho seu exposto no Emoção Art.ficial 3.0 no Itaú Cultural. O trabalho era o "mesa di voce" feito em parceria com Golan Levin.

Bom, o mais legal é que o open frameworks é bem mais fácil de trabalhar do que o C++ e é bem poderoso. Para mostrar a versatilidade da ferramenta durante o festival alguns programadores estarão desenvolvendo projetos utilizando o openframeworks e as idéias para os projetos serão dadas pelo publico do festival. Programação em tempo real!

Então seguinte: se você tiver alguma idéia coloque ai nos comentários que eu vou levar as mais legais pro pessoal fazer e depois posto o resultado aqui. Vale a pena navegar pelo site deles pra se inspirar....

Mais info sobre o open frameworks: http://www.openframeworks.cc/

reac Table ganha Golden Nica

Este ano o excelente trabalho "reacTable" de meu amigo Martin Kaltenbrunner da Universidade Pompeu Fabra em Barcelona ganhou o Golden Nica na categoria Musica Digital.

reacTable é um instrumento musical colaborativo onde, em uma mesa, os "musicos" movimentam pequenas peças que controlam um sintetizador. Essa mesa possui tecnologia multi toque onde várias pessoas podem modificar o som simultaneamente e em tempo real.

Esse trabalho foi mostrado pela primeira vez no Ars Electronica 2005 dentro da exposição do departamento de Interface Culture da Kunstuniversität (do qual orgulhosamente faço parte...).

Segue abaixo as aparições da reacTable no festival desse ano:

Prix Ars Electronica Gala: 5.9. 18h30-20h00
Digital Musics Forum: 7.9. 14h00 - 15h30
Digital Musics in Concert: 8.9. 20h00 - 21h00
Cyberarts exhibition OK: 4.9. - 13.10.

Mains informações sobre o projeto: http://reactable.iua.upf.edu/

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ars Electronica Festival 2008

Sob o tema " A new cultural Economy" o festival pretende esse ano discutir as novas relações impostas por esse também novo modelo econômico baseado no conhecimento. Tópicos como direitos autorais, software livre e trabalhos colaborativos serão visitados e discutidos em exposições, simpósios e eventos por toda a cidade.

Convido a quem estiver por perto a participar e se você não puder vir até Linz pode acompanhar o festival pelo popkablog. Fique antenado!

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Hey all!

We just release the website www.taiknamhat.net

Check it out!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Interface Cultures at Ars Electronica Festival 2008

I would like to spread my new exhibition at the Ars Electroncia Festival 2008. I will be there together with my colleagues from Interface Culture. Check it out!

Interface Cultures at Ars Electronica Festival 2008
“Art on the Move”

Opening Thursday 4th September, 15.30
Thursday 4th to Tuesday 9th September 2008, at the Schirmmacher, Hauptplatz
Daily open from 10.00 – 19.00

You find all the detailed information on http://www.interface.ufg.ac.at/interface/140.html

Friday, August 1, 2008


Em novembro vou estar em Porto (Portugal) para apresentar um paper nessa conferência que promete ser muito bacana. Clique aqui para saber mais.

On November I will be at Porto (Portugal) to present a paper at ARTECH 2008. more here.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

VAD Festival 2008

Entre os dia 15 e 19 de Outubro em Girona - Espanha vai rolar o Vad Festival - Festival internacional de video e artes digitais. Eu estarei por lá apresentando o TH. Se estiver por perto va la ter.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Estou na edição desse mês da revista PAGE que é uma revista alemã focada em design. O projeto Taiknam hat aparece em uma matéria sobre weareables. Tem também o trabalho das minhas amigas Mika Satomi e Hanna.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Tom Hubert teve uma idéia que eu achei muito bacana. Construir led displays em formatos orgânicos e colocar na parede. Muito mais expressivo e charmoso que uma parede retangular de LED's que costumamos ver por ai.

Se quiser saber mais do projeto clique aqui.

Monday, July 7, 2008


Estava em casa quando recebi um envelope enorme vindo do Egito. Qual não foi minha surpesa ao abrir e me deparar com um catálogo, uma medalha e uma carta que parece bem oficial do Ministério da Cultura.

Isso foi quando participei de uma exposição/concurso de jovens artistas e fui um dos finalistas. infelizmente não ganhei, mas adorei receber esse material.

Se alguem souber o que está escrito pode me traduzir?

Monday, June 23, 2008

Apresentação no V2: Rotterdam

Fico muito contente em anunciar que estarei apresentando o projeto "Taiknam hat" no evento Test_lab: Happiness no V2 em Rotterdam, na Holanda.

Segue abaixo o press release.

quem estiver por perto será muito bem vindo!

Test_Lab: Happiness (Program)
date: 10 Jul 2008 20:00-00:00
location: V2_ Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam
admission: free
This event will be streamed live at http://live.v2.nl

Test_Lab is a bi-monthly public event organised by V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media that provides an informal setting for the presentation, demonstration, testing, and discussion of artistic research and development (aRt&D).

Opening by Bas Haring (University of Leiden)


Deranged by Bogomir Doringer (Gerrit Rietveld Academy)

Schiedam Schnapps by Salvador L. d'Souza (Piet Zwart Institute)

PlaySureVeillance by Gordan Savicic (Piet Zwart Institute)

Designing Social Cohesion by Nynke Tromp (Delft University of Technology)

Diceman, Breaking Conventions with a Die by Michiel Waaijer (University of Leiden)

m/e/m/e 2.0 by Danja Vasiliev (Piet Zwart Institute)

Taiknam hat by Ricardo de Oliviera Nascimento (Kunstuniversität Linz, Interface Culture), i.c.w. Ebru Kurbak and Fabiana Shizue

It is remarkable that while the pursuit of happiness is often regarded as the purpose of one's life, in the arts, literature, and popular culture, negative subject matter or 'doom' often prevails over happy themes or utopian concepts; the lack of drama in the latter generally regarded as less exciting. Numerous examples of this negative focus can be found in popular computer games where the market-leading games like World of War Craft and Grant Theft Auto center around cruelty, death, destruction and doom.

In the electronic arts, it can also be said that 'doom' prevails. In today's electronic and media art's curatorial practice rather dark program themes seem to have become the norm, and critics generally review positive art as conservative or esoteric. In this context, it is no wonder that artists have over the last decades become prophets of doom and often focus on morose issues regarding today's technology-driven society; through controversial use of technology, macabre persiflage, conspiracy theory, and many other forms of critique against techno-utopian ideas.

In response to this trend, a counter movement has started to surface of artists with a strong anti-conformist view regarding the accentuation of the (potential) negative aspects of the current technology and media landscape. In the footsteps of acknowledged thinkers, an increasing number of artists search for more humanistic views and emotional aspects of computing and media technology, pointing out new forms of intimacy, (social) interaction, multimodal sensations, esotericism, psychedelics, and garments. Boring? Not enough drama? We think not. These artists make their humorous statements by, for instance, inventing witty and uncommon uses for new technology, joking with our everyday dependence on media, and presenting unexpected reflections on the quality of life. Those convinced by prophesised doom scenarios may come out feeling cheated after attending this edition of Test_Lab, in which the return of happiness is celebrated and the true revolutionary artists appear to be those that counterbalance the overload of attention to war games and shocking projects through laughter and joy.

This Test_lab will showcase a selection of 2008's most outstanding graduation projects from some of the finest European art academies and universities. Together, the demonstrated works will broaden our horizons regarding a young generation's utopian, esoteric, and psychedelic views on our technology-driven world of mediated intimacy, ubiquitous interaction, and extended bodies. Prepare for an evening full of electronic art dealing with today's notions of peace, love, and happiness!


Test_Lab <3 STEIM, this edition of Test_Lab will feature performances by current STEIM members Byungjun Kwon and dj sniff.

In a grim time when its structural funding is at risk, STEIM has started a new series called <3 STEIM (<3 being the character set to represent the symbol of "heart." ). Not only did we want to call for support but also show our love to the music and expression we are involved with. In the end its this positive energy that gets us through hard times.
This concert program will feature two of the newest members of STEIM coming from two of the lowest ranked developing countries in life happiness. There is a reason why these artists leave their familiar environment to pursue larger artistic goals and happiness is definitely a factor.

Preceding Test_Lab: Happiness on the 10th of July, the exhibition Six years of creative research will open in the former Nederlands Fotomuseum, Witte de Withstraat 63, in Rotterdam. The exhibition will feature selected works by students from the Media Technology programme; a joined initiative by Leiden University's computer science institute (LIACS) and the Faculty of Creative and Performing Arts. Opening: July 10, from 17h to 18.30h (opening lecture by Koert van Mensvoort at 15h). Exhibition: July 11-13 and July 17-20, from 12h to 18h.

For more information, please contact Michel van Dartel Email michel@v2.nl Tel +31 (0)10 7501521

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Performance at hagenberg video

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Finalmente consegui fazer um video para documentar o projeto.

Olha ai...

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Na ultima sexta dia 09, no evento de comemoração dos 20 anos do departamento de computação simbólica (RISC), performamos os taiknam hats. Além da versão anterior com as penas fizemos uma versão austríaca. Os dois chapéus estão nessa foto ai de cima.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Meu projeto Taiknam hat está no blog de arte: we make money not art.

O artigo em que le está inserido é uma análise do livro "fashionable technologies" de Sabine Seymour.

Vai lá e dá uma lida.

Friday, May 9, 2008


Segue abaixo o press release do festival de filmes lá na Grécia que eu recebi.


Naoussa, April 2008

Subject: Naoussa International Short Film and Video Festival: The true digital cinema experience has just begun!

In the crowded from enthusiastic audience central screening room of the municipal theater of Naoussa took place the opening ceremony of the 5th Naoussa International Short Film and Video Festival. During the ceremony, which was presented by actress Stephanie Capetanides, were introduced dance performances, videos from the preparation procedure were screened and the first three films were projected.
The event honoured with their presence the General Director of the Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace, Mr. Parthenopoulos, the vice-prefector of Imathia, Mrs. Aldakou, the mayor of Naoussa, Mr. Karabatzos and many young people.
The president of the festival Mr. Karanatsios in his speech stated the effort that has been attempted all the previous years so that the Festival gets bigger, to develop and to be considered as truly important event. At the same time, he mentioned the difficulties and the obstacles set against the development of the Festival. Finally, he thanked all those who supported in any way, this important effort to develop the local area.
The Festival continues its events today, with several films. More precisely we mention “Child and cinema”, “Book and cinema”, the films made by students, while at night, the concert of Stubeat will be held.
The Festival is organized by the civil company of Arts and Culture ARTION and is organized under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace, the Greek Film Center, the Institute of Audiovisual Means, the Prefecture of Imathia and the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The Festival is supported by the 3rd Community Support Framework and the Operational Program “Culture”.
Furthermore, the Festival is organized with the support of the Cinema Museum of Thessaloniki, the Media Desk Hellas, the Institute of Communication, the Hellenic Red Cross, the magazine Cinema, the Athens Film Festival “Nights of Premiere” and the Municipal Cultural Organization of Naoussa. Sponsor of the People’s Choice Award is ALMECO.
Communication sponsors of the Festival is the newspaper KATHIMERINI, the radio station Palmos 96,5, the magazine CITY and the portals GoCulture.gr and movieworld.gr.

The Naoussa Film Festival consists one of the most rapidly developing cultural events, promotes Greek cinema abroad, transforms our country to reference point for the digital cinema and contributes decisively to the regional development. Our strategic goal is to promote the Naoussa International Film Festival into the most important digital cinema festival in the region of the Southeastern Europe.

The program of the festival is given in short, below:
Exhibition of cartoons of the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum (foyer of the screening room 1)
Everyday from 12.00

Giorgos Katsaggelos’ Photo Exhibition (Exhibition Room of the Public Library)
From the 7th to the 11th of May, 11.30 – 13.00 and 18.00 – 19.30

Exhibition of Comics of the group Inkorrect (Café – Bar)
Every day from 12.00

Exhibition of happenings of the Festival (Café – Bar)
Every day from 12.00

Master classes (Screening room 2)
Friday 19.00 Panos Koutras’ Master class
Saturday 18.45 Giorgos Tseberopoulos’ Master Class
Sunday 18.45 Dinos Avgoustidis and Kleon Griogoriadis’ Master Class

Tribute to the Italian cinema (Screening room 2)
Sunday 15.15

Tribute to the advertisements (Screening room 3)
Saturday 20.00

“Book and the Cinema” (Screening room 3)
Friday 20.10

“Child and the Cinema” (Screening room 1)
Friday 11.30

Concerts (Café – Bar)
Thursday 22.45 Concert of Émigré
Friday 23.00 Concert of Stubeat
Saturday 23.00 Concert of De Niro
Sunday 22.50 Concert of C-Real

FEST ON AIR (foyer of Screening room 1)
The radio station of the festival will be with you every day from 9.00 to 23.00 in cooperation with Ergatikos FM 101.5

We inform you that the projections of the Screening Room 1 begin at 14.00, of the Screening Room 2, at 16.30 and if the Screening Room 3, at 16.00. In the Screening room 3 the films of Digital View will be projected. Because of the needs of the Festival which are bigger, the Festival obtains a third screening room in the place of the parking opposite to the Municipal Theater.
ARTION, the company which organizes the Naoussa International Short Film and Video Festival invites you to participate in the events. It invites you to live the true digital cinema experience in Naoussa!

For any information contact Nikos Koutsogiannis, Department of Marketing and Public Relations, in the following telephones:
As well as through e-mail in the following address:
HYPERLINK "mailto:pr@niff.gr" pr@niff.gr
ΖΑΦΕΙΡΑΚΗ 48 – Τ.Κ. 59200 – ΝΑΟΥΣΑ
www.naoussafilmfestival.gr – e-mail: info@niff.gr – pr@niff.gr

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Jonathan Harris & Sep Kamvar at MoMA

Ricardo Nascimento - livro

É com grande satisfação que anuncio que foi lancado um livro sobre Fashionable technologies do qual faço parte com um trabalho. Adivinha qual? Taiknam hat, claro. rs

Para comprar clique aqui.

segue abaixo os eventos de lançamento em NY e em Vienna. Quem estiver por perto dá uma passada. Vamos fazer uma performance nesses dois eventos.... e não esqueça de levar o seu celular.

Eyebeam Museum
New York, USA
May 22, 2008, 6 PM, open to the public

designforumMQ, quartier21/MQ
Vienna, Austria
June 19, 2008, 7 PM, open to the public

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Berlin em Maio

Parece que vai ser agitado. Vai ter um monte de eventos e exposições rolando. Confira algumas aqui e vai lá.

5 April - 15 June 2008
5th berlin biennial for contemporary art

KW Institute for Contemporary Art and further venues
Auguststr. 69, Berlin-Mitte
Tue/Wed/Fri 10 am - 7 pm, Thur 10 am - 10 pm; Sat/Sun 11 am - 7 pm


16 May – 25 August 2008
Glances and Desire . The Photographer Herbert Tobias (1924 – 1982)

23 May – 13 October 2008
Ronald de Bloeme . Piracy

6 June – 5 October 2008
Die Riess . Photographic Studio and Salon in Berlin, 1918-1932

Berlinische Galerie
Berlin's Musem of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture
Alte Jakobstrasse 124-128, Berlin-Kreuzberg
Wed - Mon 10 am - 6 pm, closed on Tue


until 11 May 2008
Bettina Rheims . Can You Find Happiness?

16 May - 13 July 2008
Deutsche Börse Photography Prize

18 July to 5 Oktober 2008
Leonard Freed . Worldview

C/O Berlin - The Cultural Forum for Photography
Postfuhramt, Oranienburger Straße / Tucholskystraße, Berlin-Mitte
daily 11 am - 8 pm


2 May – 7 June 2008
Mona Hatoum . Hanging Garden

Zimmerstrasse 90/91, Berlin-Mitte
Mon - Sat: 11 am – 6 pm


7 March – 1 June 2008
Classical : Modern II
Abstraction, Informel, Stuttgart and Karlsruhe painting school

20 June – 21 September 2008
Private/Corporate V : Minimal Art and Minimalism
A Dialogue with works of the Collection Lafrenz, Hamburg and Daimler

Daimler Contemporary
Potsdamer Platz, Haus Huth, U108
Alte Potsdamer Str. 5, Berlin-Mitte
daily 11 am - 6 pm


26 April - 22 June 2008
Freisteller - Villa Romana Fellows 2008:
Dani Gal, Julia Schmidt, Asli Sungu, Clemens von Wedemeyer

5 July 2008 – 21 September 2008
Freeway Balconies
Contemporary American Art curated by Collier Schorr

Deutsche Guggenheim
Unter den Linden 13-15, Berlin-Mitte
daily: 11 am – 8 pm, Thur until 10 pm


until 24 August 2008
Wolfgang Tillmans – Lighter

until 10 August 2008
Anna & Bernhard Blume - Reine Vernunft / Pure Reason

20 June - 24 August 2008
Alicja Kwade: Piepenbrock Sculpture Prize 2008

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Invalidenstr. 50-51, Berlin-Tiergarten
Tue - Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 8 pm, Sun 11 am - 6 pm


until 8 June 2008
Olav Christopher Jenssen - At times

21 June – 3 August 2008
Peter Ablinger - Listen to listening

4 August – 30 September 2008
Building under Construction: Sculptures in the Park + Loft Cube

Haus am Waldsee
Argentinische Allee 30, Berlin-Zehlendorf
daily 10 am – 6 pm


Permanent Exhibition:
Helmut Newton’s Private Property

7 June – 16 November 2008
Pigozzi and the Paparazzi
with Newton, Salomon, Weegee, Galella, Angeli, Secchiaroli and Quinn

Helmut Newton Foundation
Jebensstr. 2, Berlin-Charlottenburg
Tue - Sun 10 am – 6 pm, Thur until 10 pm


until 4 May 2008
URBANreVIEWS. Brave New World
On the Transformation of Central and Eastern European Cities

16 May – 20 July 2008
On stage: nature: Water: misery and delight

1 August – 12 October 2008
On stage: nature: Living at the Edge

ifa-Galerie Berlin, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e. V.
Linienstr. 139/140, Berlin-Mitte
Tue – Sun 2 pm – 7 pm


23 April – 30 May 2008
Made in Germany: Photo-exhibition. Philine von Sell

2 July – 1 August 2008
EHF 2010 Sales Exhibition: Donations by EHF-Scholarship recipients

Tiergartenstr. 35, Berlin-Tiergarten
Mon – Fri 9 am – 5 pm


1 – 18 May 2008
Nathalie Latham, Luca Trevisani

5 – 22 June 2008
Haris Epaminonda, Ming Wong

10 – 27 July 2008
Libia Castro/Olafur Olafsson, Markus Degerman

Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien GmbH
Mariannenplatz 2, Berlin-Kreuzberg
Wed - Sun 2 pm – 7 pm


until 1 June 2008
Grünewald - Drawings and Paintings

until 8 June 2008
”I bought the Brooklyn Bridge”
Ten Years of Acquisitions by the Graphische Gesellschaft zu Berlin

27 June – 19 October 2008
Invented Reality
Dutch Prints and Drawings from the Collection Christoph Müller

Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz
Matthäikirchplatz 4, Berlin-Tiergarten
Tue - Fri 10 am – 6 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am – 6 pm


until 1 June 2008
Dani Karavan – Retrospective

9 May – 28 July 2008
Jewgeni Chaldej – The significant moment. Retrospective

17 May – 14 July 2008
Good Prospects – Young German Photographers 2007/2008

Niederkirchnerstraße 7 Corner Stresemannstr. 110, 10963 Berlin
Wed - Mon 10 am–8 pm


until 29.June 2008
Reflections II - Ulrich Erben

29 June - 31 October 2008
Reflections III - Francis Zeischegg "Ableger"

4 July – 21 September 2008
Reflections IV - Klaus Schmitt

Mies van der Rohe Haus
Oberseestraße 60, Berlin - Hohenschoenhausen
Tue - Sun 11 am - 5 pm


5 July – 17 August 2008
Silke Wagner

n.b.k. - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Chausseestr. 128/129, Berlin-Mitte
Tue - Fri noon – 6 pm, Sat & Sun 2 pm – 6 pm


4 July – 5 October 2008
Hiroshi Sugimoto

18 July – 5 October 2008
Rupprecht Geiger – 100 years

Neue Nationalgalerie
Potsdamer Str. 50, Berlin-Tiergarten
Tue/Wed/Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur 10 am - 10 pm; Sat/Sun 11 am - 6 pm


until 19 May 2008
...an exhibition focusing on the media presentation and political instrumentalization
of ecological disasters

31 May – 13 July 2008
RealismusStudio presents:Klaus Mettig - DON'T BE LEFT BEHIND
Photographic Work and Projection 1978 – 2007

26 July – 31 August 2008
Ein Leben lang - All your life
...examines the visual representation of the human aging process within western cultures

NGBK - Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst
Oranienstr. 25, Berlin-Kreuzberg
daily: noon – 6:30 pm


16 May – 28 June 2008
Claudia Schneider – Clangerdropper

31 July 2008, 8 pm
Chiyoko Szlavnics: Sound-Installation Concert Performance

23 August – 30 August 2008
Chris Newman – Base Phrase and a Ramble
Opera without Music. Premiere with Chris Newman and David Kern:23 August, 8 pm
2nd and 3rd performance: 27 and 30 August, 8 pm

7hours HAUS 19
at Park Campus North Humboldt-University
Entrances: Philippstrasse 13, Reinhardtstrasse 4 or Reihardtstrasse 18-20, Berlin-Mitte
Wed - Sat 2 pm - 6 pm; 17 – 23 August: 10 am – 6 pm


31 October – 3 November 2008
International Fair for Contemporary Art

Berlin Fairgrounds, Halls 18-20
Masurenallee, Berlin-Charlottenburg
daily noon - 8 pm, Wed. until 6pm

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Genial esse display!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

TAIKNAM HAT de novo na estrada!

Fiquei muito surpreso com a repercussão do TH nos EUA e agora aqui em Linz. Esse trabalho começou como um projeto de uma das aulas aqui do interface Culture e, junto com a Ebru e a Shiz consegui fazer um protótipo meio capenga, mas que funciona.

Agora fomos convidados para realizar uma performance no evento de 20 anos da universidade de hagemberg que trata de computação simbólica.

Para esse evento temos que correr e construir mais um chapéu e ainda pensar em alguma história para a performance. Aceito sugestões.

Para que quiser saber mais sobre o TH é só clicar aqui. E aguardem um novo design, agora com inspiração austríaca!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Harri Larunbe

Meu grande amigo Harri Larunbe vai ter sua primeira individual no centro huarte de arte em Navarra - Pais Basco. Não vou falar que é na Espanha senão ele fica bravo. Dia 17 é a abertura, se você estiver por perto passa lá e manda um abraço para o Harri em meu nome.

Abaixo segue um texto dele explicando do que se trata:

"Para la obra expuesta en el Centro Huarte combino varios medios, como el dibujo, la pintura y la escultura con un resultado que se puede entender como instalación con cariz escultórico, pues aunque cada cuadro podría tener sentido por sí mismo, sólo alcanzan su plenitud en el contexto de su conjunto.

Planteo la obra como un recorrido a modo de instalación, con el dibujo y la pintura como eje principal. Pintura colocada de modo poco convencional, formando una suerte de estructuras de carácter escultórico. El espectador no va a ver el cuadro, el cuadro se interpone al espectador. Está de frente a la vez que de espaldas a él.

Los cuadros están pintados por ambas caras con figuras humanas de espaldas. Todos son monocromos, donde las figuras se diluyen con el fondo. Son una serie de fantasmas urbanos caminando o mirando hacia la nada, el vacío. Las figuras vagan por los cuadros mientras que el espectador vaga por esta atmósfera siniestra, contraria, de estructuras inestables; inestables como lo somos todos al fin y al cabo".


Sala Plataforma (planta 1ª).
Harri Larunbe.
Instalación: dibujo, pintura y escultura.
Comisario: Jabier Villarreal
Fechas: 18 de abril - 25 de mayo (2008).

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Yokohama triennale

Tai uma oportunidade pra conhecer melhor o que os japas estão produzindo. Impredívl se vocês estiver em Tóquio.

13 September - 30 November 2008


Artistic Director
Tsutomu Mizusawa (Chief Curator, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama)

Daniel Birnbaum (Rector of the Städelschule Art Academy and Director of the Portikus,
Frankfurt am Main)
Hu Fang (Artistic Director of the Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou)
Akiko Miyake (Program Director, Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) Kitakyushu)
Hans Ulrich Obrist (Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, The Serpentine Gallery, London)
Beatrix Ruf (Director, Kunsthalle Zürich)

Yokohama Triennale, Japan’s largest international exhibition of contemporary art, is proud to make further announcements to present Yokohama Triennale 2008, its 3rd exhibition taking place from September 13th to November 30th.

Established in 2001, the Yokohama Triennale has become a forum for new cultural production in the contemporary art scene. Featuring works by some 70 artists from approximately 30 countries and set in the cosmopolitan port city of Yokohama, Japan, this year’s exhibition aims to reaffirm the boundless energy that art affords us. The exhibition will greatly take advantage of Yokohama’s social and geographical characteristics as well as the unique spaces of the venues to display an incredible array of works by various international artists, many of which incorporate performance-like elements that bring out the physicality of their creations. Symposiums, workshops, and various other opportunities for interaction and exchange will be held in conjunction with the exhibition, providing further points of encounter for people, art, and the host city.

Yokohama Triennale 2008 aims to tie in with the Sydney, Shanghai, Gwangju, and Singapore biennales, all of which will be held around the same time as the Yokohama Triennale. Under the banner Art Compass 2008, plans are under way for a worldwide publicity campaign and Grand Tour program encompassing all of these international exhibitions.

Says Director Tsutomu Mizusawa on the theme “Time Crevasse”:

“Art shakes up our everyday perceptions. It gives us glimpses of the ‘abyss’ we normally fail to notice, or perhaps pretend not to notice. It can horrify us, give us courage, console us, or provide us with what we need to face life. Art arises when we confront that abyss squarely and, by waiting attentively at the edges of ‘time crevasses,’ we scrupulously register various forms of mutual differentiation - individual or social differences, differences of nationality, gender, generation, ethnicity, religion, and so on-including the particular circumstances in which we ourselves are currently situated. Art has the power to dispel the temptation to let ourselves fall into such crevasses. It is also an act of bridging those gaps so that people can communicate and interact through them.”

As the Yokohama Triennale 2008 prepares to kick off this autumn, it will offer an opportunity for honest reevaluation and reaffirmation of art’s essential value and power today and in the future. This forum for artistic expression will be maintained not only for the sake of mere novelty to be consumed like information, but rather so that, by confronting and accepting the myriad ‘crevasses’ etched in their histories, people can work toward achieving a better mutual understanding of a deep and far-
reaching kind.

Central and Waterfront Sites in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
- Shinko Pier Exhibition Hall
- Red Brick Warehouse No.1
- NYK Waterfront Warehouse (BankART Studio NYK)
and others

- The Japan Foundation
- City of Yokohama
- NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
- Asahi Shimbun
- The Organizing Committee for the Yokohama Triennale

E-mail: PR@yokohamatriennale.jp

Yokohama Triennale Office
c/o The Japan Foundation Ark Mori Bldg 20F 1-12-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6021, Japan

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tag der offenen Tür - KunstUnivestität Linz

Na próxima sexta-feira dia 11 de Abril a partir das 9h todos os departamentos da KunstUni estarão abertos para visitação pública.

No departamento onde eu estudo - Interface culture - estarão expostos alguns trabalhos de alunos entre eles dois meus: Authority e Taiknam Hat.

Quem estiver por Linz nessa data será muito bem vindo.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Language Game Video

Semana passada teve em NY uma performance de duas amigas minhas, Hanna e Mika, que são além de muito queridas artistas super talentosas.

A performance foi uma bailarina vestindo uma roupa especial que continha 16 sensores de pressão nos joelhos, cotovelos e pescoço entre outros lugares. Os sensores se comunicavam com o computador via bluetooth, o que acionava alguns robôs/ instrumentos presentes no espaço. Tudo isso iluminado por lanternas nas mão dos expectadores.

Você pode conferir o video aqui.

Se quiser você pode baixar o video en formato quicktime aqui.

Ou ainda ver mais fotos aqui e aqui.

Ahhhh.... o site do projeto é: http://www.massage-me.at/language-game/

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Festa de abertura do BEFF 5 em Bangkok

Quem estiver de bobeira passando por Bangkok no dia 25 pode ir conferir a abertura do festival de filmes experimentais de bangkok do qual faço parte com o vídeo AUTRMX.

Segue abaixo o convite com o mapa de como chegar lá.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Evento de lançamento do Acervo Klauss Vianna

No dia 26 de maio, as 20h30, no SESC Pinheiros acontece o lançamento do Acervo Klaus Vianna. Pra quem não sabe o mineiro Klaus vianna se destacou como coreógrafo, escritor, preparador corporal, professor e bailarino, inaugurando uma nova técnica que leva o seu nome. Imperdível para os amantes das artes cênicas e uma contribuição enorme para a cultura brasileira.

Monday, March 17, 2008

China na Itália

Tenho notado que o mundo está cada vez mais interessado na Asia. Muitos festivais e exposições tem esse tema, o que é ótimo pra gente que está longe conhecer como e o que os orientais estão produzindo no campo das artes visuais hoje em dia. Segue abaixo o release da exposição Chin, China, China! em Florença, Itália. Estou com preguiça de traduzir então vai em inglês mesmo.

from 21 march 2007 to 4 May 2008
CCCS, Strozzina Contemporary Culture Center, Florence (Italy)

CHINA CHINA CHINA!!!, will present the work of 18 contemporary Chinese artists from three different cities- Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou - who are all seeking to define a new cultural identity unfettered by the rules of the global market. A publication (published by Silvana Editoriale) and a series of lectures are planned with the exhibition.
This event ties in with the exhibition on the first floor of Palazzo Strozzi, devoted to the Tang dynasty, universally recognized as a high point in Chinese civilization and central to the Chinese Renaissance.

The aim of the CCCS, under the direction of Franziska Nori, is to approach the much discussed "China phenomenon" from a different point of view. That's why the project is entrusted to three young Chinese curators:
- Davide Quadrio, founder and director of BizArt in Shanghai, the first and only self-supported and non-profit cultural organization in China, also active in The In-Between, a network of alternative art spaces in Europe and Asia;
- Li Zhenhua founder of the independent Art Lab in Beijing, artist and promoter of the new media art in China;
- Zhang Wei director of Vitamin Creative Space Contemporary Art in Guangzhou.

They are all based and operate in different parts of China, sharing a commitment to consolidate an independent critical platform supporting artistic production in China. They want art going beyond official boundaries and not bounded by the art market rules. Art that represents the complex reality of a contemporary China in the complex process of an historical change and cultural transformation.
The exhibition presents a lively interchange between the curators' three sections, representing three distinct but complementary attitudes and perceptions.

Zhang Wei presents in "Throwing Dice" individual visions of human existence in a fragmented and constantly changing world. The videos of Kan Xuan, Pak Sheung Chuen and Yang Fudong (acclaimed in the most recent Venice Biennale), digital animations by Cao Fei (also present at the Biennale), technological installations by Chu Yun, and paintings by Duan Jianyu offer individual stories that engage the spectator in the exploration of a shared existential landscape and in the constant tension between the world of dreams and of reality.

"Art is not enough, not enough!," is a multimedia installation in the Davide Quadrio's section produced by the CCCS and presented as a world premiere. It draws on interviews made by the curator with forty different artists in Shanghai, asked about the role of the artist, their relationship with the external world, the social consequences of their work and the international market effects on traditional artistic production modes. It offers a dynamic anthropological insight into the urban panorama of modern Shanghai.

The focus of "Multi-Archeology", the section curated by Li Zhenhua is the geo-political identity and cultural relativism. Installations by the Mongolian artists Wu Ershan and Ren Qinga, highlight the often conflictual relations between the different cultural groups in China today and pose questions about the undermining of the individual concerning social upheaval.
Both installations, created especially for the exhibition in Florence, take as their theme the human condition in the face of an uncertain future.
The art video by Zhao Liang and Shen Shaomin documents the situation on the Chinese border with North Korea and Russia. An analysis of the consequences of the Mongolian invasion by Genghis Khan on Asiatic culture is compared to the impact of modern globalization, in the constant cultural interchange between East and West.

21 March - 4 May 2008
Daily: 11,00 - 20,30. Closed Monday
Tickets: ¤ 5,00 (valid for five admissions in 1 month, including lectures), ¤ 4,00 schools
¤ 10,00 entrance Strozzina + exhibition China: at the Court of the Emperors
Catalogue Silvana Editoriale

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Asian Contemporary Art Week em NY

46 museus e galerias em nova Iorque se juntaram e estão fazendo uma série e de eventos, workshops, palestras e exposições de mais de 100 artistas emergentes asiáticos.

Para mais detalhes visite: www.acaw.net

Friday, March 7, 2008


WiFisense is a wearable object - a purse - that scans for the presence of WiFi (802.11) networks wherever you go. It detects the networks' signal strength and whether they are password protected. When WiFisense finds a network, it uses patterns of light to announce its availability, quality and accessibility.

On a regular walk through the city you pass through many wireless networks. Some of these networks are open and available for anyone to use. As someone on the go, with a mobile lifestyle and a laptop, it could be useful to know when you are in the presence of such networks.

Instead of detecting networks by stumbling over your laptop or relying on warchalking affecionados and wardrivers, WiFisense is a wearable scanner for wireless networks. Take advantage of the ubiquity of an emerging technology and use it to augment your daily life through ambient perception of computing.

ISEA 2004
Invited participant,International Symposium of Electronic Art 2004, Estonia.

UBIComp 2003
Paper presented at Ubiquitous Computing Conference 2003, Washington.

ITP Spring Show 2003
NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program Spring 2003 Show, New York.

more information: http://amaret.net/ami/?p=wifisense&y=2003

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Agora descobri que existem umas feiras de galerias. Tipo aquelas que tem no anhembi de mamãe e bebê. Teve a ARCO agora em Madrid e agora vai ter uma outra em Tokyo.

Quem se interessar e tiver alguns milhões de yens para gastar vai lá. Eu adoro os artistas japoneses e é sempre de se esperar alguma novidade envolvendo arte e tecnologia.

Ah... e se você tem uma galeria dá tempo de ir lá participar. Está tudo explicado ai embaixo.

Serviço (em inglês, porque se você pretende ir até lá no mínimo tem que falar inglês):

Dates and hours:
First choice (special preview: Thursday, April 3, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Opening preview: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Opening: Friday, April 4, 11:00am-9:00pm
Saturday, April 5, 11:00am-8:00pm
Sunday, April 6, 10:30am-5:00pm

Tokyo International Forum (3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Press inquiries:
Mariko Takano
email: press@artfairtokyo.com
Tel: +81(3) 5771-4520 Fax: +81(3) 3401-8038
ART FAIR TOKYO Committee Executive Office
1-9-11 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku Tokyo, 106-0031 JAPAN

For more information on ART FAIR TOKYO 2008 please visit our website.

- Announcement of schedule of applications for exhibitors at ART FAIR TOKYO 2009 (April 3-5, 2009)

The ART FAIR TOKYO is pleased to announce the schedule of applications for exhibitors at ART FAIR TOKYO 2009. Applications can be made through the ART FAIR TOKYO website by June 30, 2008.

ART FAIR TOKYO website: http://www.artfairtokyo.com/en/index.html

For questions about your application please contact:

Monday, March 3, 2008


Quem estiver de bobeira no dia 6 de Março e puder ir até o Inter Research lab vai encontrar as portas abertas. Vale a pena....


6 March 2008
2:30 - 5:00 pm

Intel Research
2150 Shattuck Ave (Penthouse Suite)
Berkeley, CA 94704

Once a year Intel Research hosts their "Open House" featuring many of our research projects with interactive demonstratons, posters, and prototypes. This year the Urban Atmospheres group at Intel Research will be debuting a project in collaboartion with other researchers at Intel and UC Berkeley on personal mobile enviromental sensors and tools.

Come and meet us!

The lab is located just off the UC Berkeley campus at 2150 Shattuck Avenue (right across from the Berkeley BART station) in the penthouse suite. The open house will include refreshments, demos of key research projects, and lots of posters and opportunities to meet students, faculty, and researchers.

Intel's Berkeley Lab is one of a small network of university labs started in 2001 with a mission to perform collaborative off-roadmap research with key academic institutions. Most of the work in the lab is governed by a contract called the open collaborative research agreement to promote close cooperation between Intel and university staff. The lab currently houses 14 full-time Intel researchers and many students.

Some of the lab's past work included early activity in sensor networks, the development of the Planet Lab distributed systems test bed, declarative distributed systems, and technology for emerging regions. This year the open house will feature our current research in a variety of areas including:

modernization of communication APIs for internet services
writing scalable and correct programs for parallel computers
developing new approaches to simplify secure distributed computing systems
results of telemedicine deployments in Ghana
mobile environmental sensing and cititizen action
electrically steerable antennas
building high-speed routers out of commodity parts
presenting short films on sustainability
creating efficient algorithms for everyday sensing and learning