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ORIGINAL POST: Wednesday, September 08, 2004
BY: Ana Boa-Ventura
And because yesterday (7 September) was Brazil Independence Day, here is an article on Brazilian digital art-- first in English and then in Portuguese:
The "Moinho Novo Rebouças" (an old windmill in Curitiba, Brazil, remodeled in 2001) presented "Continuum" from August 5th to 7th, a show of digital art including virtual architecture, dance, and electronic music. The digital art show includes works presented during "Loading," a festival that took place last year in Morelia, Mexico.
Mariana Branco, from the Brazilian city of Curitiba, was in charge of selecting the Brazilian digital artists that would integrate "Continuum." Mariana was one of the Brazilian artists in the "Loading" Festival ("Loading" is also the name of the digital art show of Continuum, at the Moinho Novo Rebouças).
Here is some more about Mariana Branco: she’s produced several films and documentaries and studied in Film Schools in Cuba and in the US--an explosive and promising combination! Visit Mariana's site.
Mariana's research deals with what she calls "Virtual Ludicity," which she defines as the "poetics of the open work of art as 'ludic' element of society in virtual environments" (my, imperfect, translation). "Ludico" is a term of difficult translate into English but we Portuguese native speakers often use it to express that which is playful and/or relative to "game" while intrinsic to human behavior.
O Moinho Novo Rebouças (antigo moinho em Curitiba, remodelado em 2001) apresentou, nos passados dias 5, 6 e 7 de Agosto a mostra de arte digital “CONTINUUM”, a qual incluiu arquitetura virtual, dança e música eletrônica. No que diz respeito 'a mmostra de arte digital, o Continuum reúniu trabalhos apresentados no "Loading", um festival aque aconteceu no ano passado em Morélia, no México.
A curitibana Mariana Branco foi encarregue de seleccionar artistas brasileiros para o projeto Continuum e foi ela propria uma das artistas presentes no festival "Loading" (esse foi tambem o nome dado 'a componente de mostra digital no Moinho Novo Rebouças.
Aqui fica um pouco do trabalho de Mariana Branco: Mariana Branco e' autora de filmes e documentários tendo estudado em Escolas de CInema em Cuba e nos Eua - uma combinação prometedora!:) Visite o site de Mariana:
A pesquisa de Mariana tem que ver com o que ela chama de "Ludicidarte Virtual" e que define como "a poética da obra de arte aberta como elemento lúdico da sociedade no ambiente virtual".
ORIGINAL POST: Friday, September 03, 2004
BY: Eduardo Navas
Report on Periferico, Mexico City: third installment in a series of five.
Periferico was an improvisational session bringing together artists who mixed music and visuals. Some of the performers had never played together. Some were locals while others flew from different parts of Latin America. The performers included Mauricio Montero(no website), Gillermo Amato(no website), Mario de Vega (no website), Antonio Mendoza, Jorge Castro, Ricardo Rendon, Israel M, Ivan Abreau, Brian Mackern, Diang, Laura Carmona, Santiago Ortiz and Christian Oyarzun and Arcangel Constantini.
click here for the complete report.