REMNANT 2024
FILIPE BAPTISTA


The synesthesias have liquid contours, fluid without any temporal or geographical orientation that expose us to extrapolation, speculation, and the fabrication of the present. "Remnant", archetype of a small part of something originally larger, guides us through meta-narratives biases that both place us in a position of comfort and contemplation and project us into a cross-linked network of stimuli organically extracted from nature, with fragments transmuted through machine processing. The spatial sound is rigorously designed, outlining a metaphysical place and a simulated memory, where solitude resides, feeding us a long-forgotten introspection. "Remnant," the debut album by Filipe Baptista and the 21st edition of ZABRA, is an internal look at corporeality and the spirit that we often consider enigmas between them.






VERTICAL SCALE 2023
CARINCUR + JOÃO PEDRO FONSECA


Digital data intensifies the distancing from less anthropomorphic concepts where objects, accessories, and clothing operate as fictionalized entities forming their own consciousness, detached from the need to be linked to a model body, in other words: the human. A hybrid piece between the physical and virtual reality. Seven fashion designers, each with a unique perspective, contribute seven pieces of their own creation. These pieces have undergone a process of digitization, using 3D scanning technology. This process of digitization - the transfer from the physical to the digital - is not intended to generate something new or disruptive. On the contrary, it seeks to expand the present, making it more sensitive to the idea of continuity and mutability. Each digitized piece of clothing maintains a connection to its physical counterpart but also transcends its material limitations.






ENTRE 2023
JOÃO PEDRO FONSECA


Spectral organisms that travel through invisibility. Through the connections between synthetic materials and machines, a visual and sound ecosystem is generated where nothing is determined as a fixed consciousness, but an assumed expanding consciousness. This performance is activated and developed by the machines under an endogenous architecture - internal processes that occur within the system independently of external factors. This performance count with the Cyberfeminism Index Performative Reading by Mindy Seu.







BODY AS A FROZEN METAPHOR 2023
CARINCUR


In this VR experience, visitors have the freedom to explore and interact, shaping real-time sound compositions through gestures and distance. It signifies an unconventional approach to soundwriting, offering a glimpse of a mystical connection between music and nature. The simulation depicts a speculative future where body samples coexist with technology and organic matter, unearthing traces of a haunting past.








NO MORE FIREWORKS 2023

JOÃO PEDRO FONSECA


This videoart / performance / installation explores a post-humanist narrative where meta-humans are self-sufficient yet retain human complexities. The title draws from fireworks, symbolizing diverse intentions in communication but sharing an ephemeral nature.








VESSEL 2023

FILIPE BAPTISTA


Features a hybrid device merging organic and mechanical components. It transforms participants into data within a living machine, exploring liminal spaces, emphasizing the role of bodies in matter activation and habitat transformation.









HALO BLACKNESS OF THE HEART 2023

LUA CARREIRA


This performance results from an investigation process between the body and movement sensors that trigger soundscapes and that explores the post-human presence through choreography, music, and technology.







WIRED DREAMS 2023

JOÃO PEDRO FONSECA


The performance redefines the body's role in consciousness, using machines to amplify senses and challenge our understanding. It guides the audience through a dreamlike narrative, emphasizing the interconnectedness of body and machine, proposing a shared universal consciousness beyond the physical.








TELLURIAN 2022

CARINCUR + JOÃO PEDRO FONSECA + CARMO CHOIR


Tellurian is a project that explores the effects of fictional agents on organic matter of the earth. The project aims to create a topographic map of organic archetypes of spaces using sound capture and manipulation to produce organic electronic music. This choice crystallizes the traditional and natural heritage of human and natural legacies. The project originated from an artistic residency at the UNESCO Center in Beja, where artists collaborated with the Carmo Choir and Father Cartageno to create an alternative reality. The proposal focuses on the choir and performance, using technological tools to transform captured voices into spectral amplitudes in the moment.







ECHOS FROM A LIQUID MEMORY 2021

CARINCUR


It’s transdisciplinary performance, exploring visual, sound and digital arts. The music composition manipulates digital sound and image through water, creating a new ecosystem where organic and non-organic matter interact, forming an abstract narrative on fragmented memory, time and space. The performance/installation reflects on human existence's volatile memory, using an instrument of an acrylic water tank and hydrophones. This immersive experience alludes to the liquidity of memory and identity, culminating the artist’s journey after testing the project in Lisbon.










ANATOMIA DA EXTINÇÃO

Appleton Square, Lisbon 2019

Not the most complex habitat. From humble origins - a groove made by truck tires - a puddle had turned into a small lake thanks to rain. Animals settled there: snails, lizards, butterflies, and dragonflies. Weeds grew around it, preventing erosion. Migratory birds now arrived. The vigilance of these animals was different from those in truly wild areas. Thousands of transitional environments remained unnoticed. The border was advancing, colonizing everything with transformative power. What trace of our presence would remain after the border hit us? What new spectator could observe our dramas, as if they were a habitat - dead and lost in time?