Project #1 2019 Orca Category: Musica, Performance

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CREDITS: ORCA team on Projeto #1: André Botelho Filipe Lopes Francisca Dores Pedro Afonso Video: Francisca Dores There are few aspects in our daily life that do not involve digital technologies or computers. More or less invisible, new technologies are completely integrated into the way humans relate to the world and to each other. We have stopped going to a specific space to be "connect to the internet" because now we are permanently connected. Roy Ascott, one of the most well-known researchers in the art, cybernetics and telematics studies, talks about "new consciousness" produced by the impact of digital networks and telecommunications. One thing is certain: what is created with computers, whether hardware, software or any other apparatus, is not isolated from political and philosophical content, much less from some kind of impact on people. In this sense, whether we are talking about social platforms, a movie, an app or an upload to instagram, we feed a global and individual consciousness that transforms our relationship with the world and with others. Project #1 is the first ORCA creation and consists of a robotic aggregate of sound objects controlled by original interfaces through a local network. This project proposes to generate an environment of performative collaboration involving robots, sound, image, multimedia and performers.

 

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Orca Portugal Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design, IPP,uniMAD
ORCA (Robots, Computers and Loudspeakers Orchestra) was born at the Superior School of Media Arts and Design of the Porto Polytechnic Institute. It is a project that instigates creativity through computers, free artistic creation and human sharing. Our aim is to create projects that embrace sound, image and multimedia, investigating the relationship of man and machines in a perspective of mutual enrichment. Filipe Lopes Filipe Lopes is a composer, a performer of electroacoustic music and has composed music and created work in the areas of electroacoustic music composition, multimedia installation, dance, cinema, theater and video installation. He holds a PhD in Digital Media from the University of Porto – FEUP, studying about the relationship of music composition and space. He has been awarded for his compositions, most notably the 2013 ECPNM/Gaudeamus award for live electronic music. His recent production includes the design of software to perform his electroacoustic music compositions, sound installations, educational software and music for film. Currently he is Adjunct Professor at the Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design and a researcher at INET-Md | CIPEM and uniMAD. André Botelho André was born in 1999. He is a multimedia enthusiast and he loves coding. He has a degree in arts and graphics arts! Currently he his pursuing a bachelor degree in multimedia at ESMAD (Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design) Francisca Dores Francisca Dores is a cinema and sound enthusiast living in Vila do Conde. She was born in Porto, Portugal, in 1998. She completed her studies at Soares dos Reis Art School, Audiovisual Communication course, Video specialization, and currently studies Audiovisual Communication Technology at ESMAD (Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design). Having developed work in cinema, as director, with her award winning short film “Abel”, sound installation and taking part in local film festivals, while intern and juvenile jury, during her academic career she has been discovering a passion for the sonic arts. She studied music for five years, but overtime her areas of interest were divided by filmmaking and scriptwriting. Now she returns to her origins where musical and electronic exploration have a strong impact on her life. Pedro Afonso Born in Braga, Portugal, in 1994, Pedro Afonso's passion for Photography and Film accompanied him since a tender age. Growing up with a traditional education, his path was mainly focused for scientific areas. After finishing a bachelor in Biomedical Sciences and a post-graduation in Medical Informatics, and maintaining his position as Project Manager in a Clinical Research Organization, Pedro en-rolled in a new bachelor in Audiovisual Techniques, to fulfill his dream of creating artistic content. Although his influences come from several areas of study, such as Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and Religion, the main influences are the likes of Abbas Kiarostami, Andrey Tarkovsky, Thomas Struth and Guido Guidi, taking up their works and ideas as guidance for new approaches to content. Pedro currently lives in Porto, Portugal, developing his interests in the areas of Image and Sound at ESMAD - IPP. Conceito: There are few aspects in our daily life that do not involve digital technologies or computers. More or less invisible, new technologies are completely integrated into the way humans relate to the world and to each other. We have stopped going to a specific space to be "connect to the internet" because now we are permanently connected. Roy Ascott, one of the most well-known researchers in the art, cybernetics and telematics studies, talks about "new consciousness" produced by the impact of digital networks and telecommunications. One thing is certain: what is created with computers, whether hardware, software or any other apparatus, is not isolated from political and philosophical content, much less from some kind of impact on people. In this sense, whether we are talking about social platforms, a movie, an app or an upload to instagram, we feed a global and individual consciousness that transforms our relationship with the world and with others. Project #1 is the first ORCA creation and consists of a robotic aggregate of sound objects controlled by original interfaces through a local network. This project proposes to generate an environment of performative collaboration involving robots, sound, image, multimedia and performers.