André AMPARO (Bresil)

The recollection box (Video Installation)

Creation producted in residency at WBK GEMAK – Vrije Academie, Den Haag, Netherlands (2010/2011).

The recollection box is an audiovisual installation about love and memory. Images and sounds are presented as constituent elements of a loving memory that most of the time we try to erase, for better or worse, leaving the past behind us. The installation is an attempt to save a collection of memories that will end up disappearing sooner or later.

 

Director, screenwriter, photographer, audiovisual consultant and producer, André Amparo (Brazil, 1972) works on video installation projects, videoart, feature films, documentaries, live AV performances, web videos, audiovisual ambiences for events and museums in Brazil and abroad. Between 1996 and 2011 his works have been presented in 45 countries.


Jean-François CANTIN (Canada)

Chroma

Video Installation

"Chroma" looks at the connections between the unconscious and the conscious. What is submerged, immersed, the unconscious and what surface, appears, the conscious, are examined in a image making structure acting as a metaphor of their relations.

 

"Chroma" is part of a new series, a new period in my practice, which make use of the material of water in interaction with video projections to produce structures investigating various inflections of the self. Water in its diverse aspects — transparency, reflection, fluidity, immersion — establish with the video projection diverse processes, dynamics, which examine various modulation of the mind.

 

In this work, the surface of the water is used as a retinal element. As a eye cornea or a lens, this element reflects, makes images. A surface-image who is modulated by containers and objects who are immersed or make surface. A process that marks an analogy with the phenomena of perception.

 

Born in Montreal, Canada, in 1958.

Studied fine arts and cinema at the School of Art and Design of the Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal.

Lives and works in Montreal and Waterloo, Canada.

http://www.circa-art.com/J.F._Cantin___Palais_des_congres.html


Mariana CARRANZA (Uruguay / Germany)

Constelaciones

Interractive Installation

With the collaboration of Blanca Regina, Chris Sugrue and César Garcia.

„silabas las estrellas compongan...” Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

„las estrellas componen frases pero es ella la que las escribe.“ Octavio Paz

 

Through its movements the body creates constellations of stars in infinite possible variations.

This image is generated in an interactive process between the body and a specially designed code to produce this work [using Processing].

When the body moves, it activates particles of a system. They react with a predetermined percentage of random drawing graphs on the screen.

It is not the result of overlaying different images, but an auto-generated creation through computerizing the pixels from the video-capture.

Due to the random-code integrated in the script, it generates itself in a different way every time.

“constelaciones“ is an interactive audiovisual installation, that combines the presence of the public with a digital process in real time, to reveal images, sound, space and movement.

The boundaries of the space are virtually defined through the capture-area of a kinect-sensor and the interactive response generated by the presence of the public in that space.

This artwork depends on the interaction of the public to come alive.

Mariana Carranza studied architecture and urbanism, aswell as art, dance, videorealization/

postproduction and creative programming in Montevideo, Spain and Germany.

Today she lives and works in Munich, Germany with collaborations of projects at the Medialab

Prado-Madrid.

Her work centers in the creation interactive spaces, experimenting with the interfaces between

bodies, movement, space, image and sound; bringing together poetry and technology,

journeying the border between real and virtual world.

She has presented her work to the public in individual and collective exhibitions in several

countries in America and Europe. As guest lecturer she participated in academic programs at

the University of Salvador (ICBA, Brazil) and of Montevideo (ENBA, Uruguay). For her

activities she has received grants and awards on various occasions.

See also:

www.jugandoconnumeros.com/2011/03/29/exposicion-por-medialab-prado/

www.youtube.com/MarianaCarranza

www.urbsludica.wordpress.com

 


Nelly GIRARDEAU (France)

Le flamant rose

Video Installation

Created during a residency at Videoformes, with the support of Drac d'Auvergne.

Nelly Girardeau is a filmmaker and visual artist. Lives and works in Clermont Ferrand.

A graduate of the School of Fine Arts in Clermont Ferrand, her work has always questioned the mechanisms of perception and fabrication of images that are built upon the reality of the world. Deconstruct, fragment, assemble, in order to make something appear, of another sort. The practice of art as a revelation.

She then studied documentary cinema and developed a reflection on the origin of images. She received support from the Groupement de Recherches et d’Essai Cinématographique to make her first film L’Eau Salée (Salt Water), presented at the Traces de Vie Festival (Traces of Life Festival) in 2011.


Hee Won LEE (South Korea)

108 (Video Installation)


Pablo LOBATO

Overturned bronze

Video installation

The video installation Overturned Bronze, finished in the beginning of 2011, is the first result of a research guided by bells and the bellringing practice carried out in some church towers in Brasil. In this video we’ll see a festive toll being performed in the city of São João Del Rey, Minas Gerais. The one-ton key of F bell is propelled by the body of bellringers and rotates in increasing speed around its axis during some minutes.

The sculptural, sound and performative aspects seen in the foreground of the work shed light on the bellringing practice, an informal school entrenched with memories that take us back to a language born in the 18th century, and which is still unknown to many of us, clergymen included.

Pablo Lobato was born in Bom Despacho, Brazil, 1976, and is presently living and working in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He is one of the founders of Teia, Audiovisual Research Center, headquartered in Belo Horizonte. He directed the feature film Accident, awarded as best Ibero-American Doc in Guadalajara, Mexico, 2007. In 2009 Lobato was granted a fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, New York, and has just been selected by the Brazilian program Rumos Artes Visuais, 2011/2013. His work has been shown in film festivals such as Sundance, Locarno, Rotterdam, as well as at art institutions as MAM (São Paulo’s Modern Art Museum), MoMA (New York), The Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art (Mexico City), Akademie der Kunst (Berlin), and the New Museum (New York), among others.

 


Isabel ROCAMORA (UK)

Peur, Défense, Disparition

Video installation

Title: FEAR, DEFENCE, DISAPPEARANCE - Architectures of protection (PEUR, DÉFENCE,
DÉSAPARITION - Architectures de protection
Year of production: 2011 - Shooting format: S16mm - Country of production: U.K - Director / Artist: Isabel Rocamora - Commander: Nick Maison - Soldier 1: Robert Gajewski - Soldier 2: Krzysztof Szczenpanski - Soldier 3: James Hobson - Text and voice-over: Isabel Rocamora - Cinematography: Nic Knowland, Alessandra Scherillo - Film editors: Nicolas Chaudeurge, Isabel Rocamora - Sound design: Paul Cowgill, Chu-li Shewring - Sound recordists: Sean Millar, Mick Duffield - Colourist: Jet Omoshebi - Combat instructor and advisor: Nick Maison, Total Krav Maga U.K - Shot on Fuji in Néville sur Mer and Cherbourg, Normandy - Produced by: Stella Nwimo and Isabel Rocamora - Production companies: Stealth Films, Infinito Productions - Supported by: Arts Council England, South East Dance (Jerwood Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation), Amister Collection. - Represented by: Galeria SENDA - Supported by: Arts Council England, South East Dance (Jerwood Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation), Amister Collection. - Represented by: Galeria SENDA.