Ciência na Rua 2010 - Videomorphose's "Colisão Visual"

"Colisão Visual" was the name of our 22m performance, focusing on the theme "Ways of Seeing".
For this first ever presentation, I invited to join the project Bruno Coelho (vj Artvib) and the Atomic Tour Project (pmg-keyboards, groovernador-laptop, juliogil-bass, vocals).

I really wanted to do this show with live music, taking advantage of the intimate atmosphere of this unique place. We played together for one week in Lisboa and threw ourselves to the adventure.

In the end, as I expected, the sound design worked perfectly in the space and with the mood of the images and it's presentation rhythm.

We worked with two mac powerbooks, 3 dvd's, 2 V-4 mixing tables and 12-input video matrix with 4x6.500L and 4x2.500L beamers being projected inside the 250 sqm convents cloister.

I designed the layout initially to have the 4 big projectors at the center, mounted on a truss structure, and the 4 smallers beamers to work as light design on the corridors.

But the night before we decided to just throw the smaller ones against the buildings and use them as a stereoscopic background. It worked just fine, I guess.

We are currently gathering data to edit a movie of the whole show, using the multi-cameras footage.
Of course many details need to be sharpened, but we are happy with the result.

Video-mapping is the next level, but next time we definitely need to have the whole material tuned up two or three days before, so that we have the time to do the whole mapping works.


Ciência na Rua 2010 - Victor Gama "In Extremis Sonus"

The 4th performance of the day was "In Extremis Sonus", by Victor Gama (w/videomorphose).
One more time, what a great privilege to perform with Victor Gama and his amazing instruments!

Focusing on the theme "to listen and to make hear", my videos were reacting live to his audio and being projected with 3 beamers to the 400 year old façade of the Convento das Maltezas.

Starting in a calm and minimal way, the 20m performance grew gently into a mix of colors and forms, all responding to sound spectrum analysis. I also used small video-mapping appointments on the 4 windows at the background

Victor's performance began on the left side with the Acrux, then in the middle stage the Toha and ended on the right side with the Dino. As he jumped from one instrument to the other, he added the instrument samples in order to end with a major rhythmic structure. The sounds are unique, when you have the chance please go and listen.
At the end of the shows Victor always lets people touch and try out the instruments.

Ciência Na Rua 2010 - the event

Science and Art meet together to create some of the great moments of earth's Evolution of the Species Theory.
Math, Physics, Chemistry, Geology and Biology vs Street Theatre, Music&Video, Circus, Performance and Fire.

An event organized by Évora University and other state entities and with the artistic coordination by PIA. Besides all performances, small tents spread allover with live experiments. They had a whole bunch of young scientists teaching kids, it was great!

Desperate Man opened the sequence of 7 performances in Estremoz, that ran from 5pm to 00h.
This humorous duo presented Darwin & Dodo in a very informal talk in the middle of the street.
Briefly, they introduced the whole Theory of Evolution in a very funny way, being Dodo the symbol of human ignorance. Children just loved them.

by Desperate Man

by Amalgama

by Zigrolling

Conquista dos Céus
by João Saraiva

In Extremis Sonus

by Victor Gama (w/videomorphose)
- see next post

Colisão Visual
by Videomorphose (w/artvib (video) + Atomic Tour Project (pmg-keyboards, groovernador-laptop, juliogil-bass, vocals)
- see next post

Humanum Fatum
by PIA-Projectos Intervenção Urbana

by Radar 360º

More than 80 artists got together and shared a common creative space for 3 days. It was great to know different people from the circus and performance areas, new ideas really popped up. Hopefully more stuff will come up :-)


Boom Festival 2010

This year's edition of Boom was an amazing experience. Not only because of the new incredible location, with a beautiful waterline sunset, but also because the week-long stay was overwhelmed with global love, creative artwork, enriching music and state-of-the-art performances, exhibitions, workshops and talks.

Like to stress out the outstanding work of the Boom team in keeping the festival's environment clean and in promoting a better and better sustainable production each edition.

I had the privilege to do the visuals for the full-moon concert at the Sacred Fire stage.
This special night we had a packed audience to listen to the first ever gathering of live Tribal Trance, with major names like Ganga Giri, Hilight Tribe, Wild Marmelade, Tribal Dance and Olive Tree. Unique!

Boom, we are one!
Looking forward to 2012