I was recently jury member for the Semibreve Award, part of the Semibreve Festival taking place this weekend (4-6 October 2012) in Braga and Guimarães (Portugal). Full list of winners and jury members here.
The winner was: “Entra na minha casa” (“Come into my house”) by Catarina Figueiredo and Teresa Abreu (Portugal).
Project video: https://vimeo.com/47537257
An article about the winners can be found here (in Portuguese).
More about the award: “With the aim to promote and recognize the digital media art production, the organization of the Semibreve festival, in collaboration with the engageLab at the University of Minho and the 2012 European Youth Capital, established this year the first edition of the Semibreve Award. The award is open to national and international submissions focusing on artistic projects based on interactivity, sound and image.”
Participants had 8 hours to produce a 15 second video. The topic was “Invention”, and part of the brief was an emphasis on narration. The entries had all a strong aesthetics, some of them stronger on the narrative side, others on the aesthetics. The winner was Henrik Axlund.
Thank you to Andrzej + Ewelina and Atau Tanaka @ Culture Lab for the invitation.
Culture Lab has excellent facilities: a renovated historical building (listed building erected in 1889; award-winning renovation) in the center of town. It is also very well equipped. Despite its relative youth (it was founded in 2006), the research conducted there seems quite mature (in areas such as gestural/touchscreen interaction design and social inclusion).
On 7/5/2011, I had a presentation at Europen Humanities University, Vilnius, on the topic: “Visual music: from the early 20th century to the Internet age”. Description of the presentation: “In this presentation Nuno Correia will present his own audiovisual work as part of Video Jack Studios (www.videojackstudios.com) and present other works that have explored the visualization of sound – from the early days of cinema to contemporary new media art works.” Many of the videos I presented are available in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=PL4AC134C3EF3501C9 Thank you to Tatsiana and Anastasia Kulazhenko for the invitation.
My presentation centered around the development of my latest project, AV Clash, as an example of an art work on the threshold of becoming a tool. I also mentioned Reactable and Tenori-on as projects in the frontier between art work and tool.
On May 18 2010, I presented my project AV Clash at e-Vent, a “demo day” type of event at Tallinn University (Estonia), organized by its Institute of Informatics. I was a guest researcher at the Institute of Informatics between 2009 and 2010.
AV Clash was under development at the time. The prototype shown at e-Vent lacked any animation material, and the graphical user interface was incomplete. Still, it was interesting to present a prototype of AV Clash for the first time, before showing a beta version at SMC Barcelona a couple of months later.
Today I will make a presentation on “Master and Margarita – An Interactive Audiovisual Adaptation of Bulgakov’s Novel” at the seminar “From interdisciplinarity to intermediality – A change in the research paradigma?”, at University of Helsinki, Finland.