Description of the artwork:
CON- – -TACT is an improvised performance developed during the CINETic residency program, exploring the possibilities of remote contact. The internet fiber optic and submarine cables are part of the performance space, its digital acoustics’ glitches and delays are active parts of the improvisation. João Tragtenberg’s body is augmented by Giromin, a wearable sensor instrument that invokes sounds, visuals, and lights locally and remotely. In this performance he will improvise with Mitoș Micleușanu’s music and Saint Machine’s virtual and physical instances.
Project credits: João Tragtenberg (performer), Mitoș Micleușanu (musician), Saint Machine (virtual installation and performer), Grigore Burloiu (tech production), Damian Adrian (set design), Iuliana Gherghescu (set and costume design), Andrei Gîndac (executive production), Alexandru Berceanu (CINETic residency coordinator).
Bio (Name(s) | Country):
João Tragtenberg is a digital instrument inventor, performer and interaction design researcher. He has a master’s degree in Computer Science on the design process of Digital Dance and Music Instruments. He is also the founder of Batebit Artesania Digital, a project focused on the invention of handcrafted digital instruments inspired by Brazilian culture. In his performance work he experiments with his instruments, exploring the micro-interactions between music, dance and light.
UNATC Garden Bucharest | part of ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL 2020
In an empty nature lot in the middle of Bucharest in Distant Art, works developed during lockdown by students of Interactive Technologies for Performing and Media Arts, and Art of Game Design are exhibited in the Ars Electronica Festival 2020.
UNATC Garden Bucharest Youtube Channel: https://cinetic.arthttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_H8vS0mUUeKsLv7Tkw4AbAs.ro/evenimente/re…
UNATC Garden also presents the results of the online collaboration between five international artists, virtually gathered in CINETic Residencies, active in interactive art and CINETic Centre researchers and artists.
CINETic Centre opens for online collaborations with artists working with interactive technologies. The CINETic team is interested in working with machine learning and generative tools, human and object telepresence and mixed reality solutions.