3.- Curadora: Sofía Matus Cancino

3.- Curadora: Sofía Matus Cancino

25.04.2022

Curadora:

Sofía Matus Cancino es una compositora y artista digital con sede en la Ciudad de México. Su trabajo refiere a las relaciones dialécticas entre fenómenos visuales y auditivos, estudiando las características estéticas de sus diferentes niveles de significado y teorías emergentes de clasificación. El trabajo artístico de Matus Cancino incorpora diferentes aproximaciones a la creación audiovisual; individual y colectiva, dentro de la música electroacústica, el videoarte, la videomúsica y la ficción corta. Sus obras han sido presentadas en espacios universitarios y culturales en México, Estados Unidos, Canadá, España, Alemania y Japón. Es pianista egresada del Conservatorio de Música del Estado de México y Licenciada en Arte Digital por la UAEMéx, En la actualidad, Sofía continúa su formación profesional en la Maestría en Música (Tecnología Musical) de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.


Descripción del concierto Esta selección, muestra un recorrido a través de variadas expresiones artísticas presentes en el ámbito de la música visual, que se han producido durante los últimos años. Las obras expuestas, proponen un diálogo entre diferentes motivos audiovisuales que abstraen elementos figurativos y perceptuales, entre los que destacan; el agua, los sueños, la ficción y la relación del ser humano con la tecnología. Así mismo, manifiestan la perspectiva de las y los artistas hacia un contexto actual globalizado, consciente del potencial y las implicaciones de la colaboración digital en la creación contemporánea.


Programa completo

  • Betsy Kopmar (EU) – Night Fishing With Cormorants (2009) 4:13

  • Pink Twins (FI) – Refraction (2020) 5:00

  • Emilio Ocelotl (MX) – THREE.studies – threecln (2020) 4:21

  • Jeroen Cluckers (BE) – Oneiria (2014) 3:52

  • Rob Dols (MX) – Un sueño, una noche más (2022) 6:51

  • David Fodel (EU) – (2016) 3:11

  • Myriam Boucher (CA) – Kabir Kouba (2016) 8:36

  • Celeste Betancur (COL) – Fluir (Aunque te estés muriendo de miedo) de la serie "Agua" (2020) 4:23

  • Morgan Beringer (UK) – VR 01 Selection From (2020) 4:30 *Premiere*


"Night Fishing with Cormorants" is a very loose and abstract meditation, inspired in part by the 17th Century Japanese screen painting by Kano Tanyu, "Night Fishing with Cormorants", and by the very stark and beautiful novel of Akira Yoshimura, "Shipwrecks". I am not telling a naturalistic story in this piece, but rather I have tried to make a work that will hold in equal reverence the spirit of the bird, the fish, and the fisherman.


"Refraction" - Chinese classical gardens exist at the crossing of a thousand years of landscaping, architecture, poetry and painting. The dramatized and idealized artificial terrain of the gardens have influenced Chinese artists for centuries to create architypal landscapes images, which in turn have inspired garden design. The gardens are trancendental spaces created for meditation and tranquility. In “Refraction" chaos animators Pink Twins distort the views of gardens with a crystal-like caleidoscopic tunnel, adding a psychedelic layer to ancient harmonic panoramas.


“THREE.studies” es una obra audiovisual para el navegador. Las señales de audio y video coinciden en un espacio digital diseñado para contenerla. Los elementos del espacio interactúan con los flujos que desembocan y proporcionan retroalimentación al intérprete musical. El espacio se mezcla con la interpretación, lo cual da como resultado un espacio en el navegador que sugiere caminos y que se transforma a sí misma cada vez que se ejecuta. Cello eléctrico: Iracema de Andrade


“Oneiria” - Distorted memories from an imaginative zone known as “Oneiria”. In our high-tech world, unpredictable behaviour from technology is often perceived as negative. These glitches however - ‘the ghost in the machine’ - can be a starting point to expand the possibilities of image production in the digital age. Oneiria uses datamoshing, a technique in which digital video images are deliberately made unstable, and found footage in different formats (digital HD, VHS, Super 8, …) is literally used as paint, smearing images to create painterly, abstract, dreamlike landscapes.


Un sueño, una noche más”, es una pieza audiovisual dotada de diferentes capaz sonoras creadas a partir de sintetizadores, efectos y distorsión. Esta propuesta sonora es una interpretación íntima del día a día, en donde los visuales son generados con elementos reactivos, brindando una perspectiva de la escucha de máquina predefinida por el artista, colocando a los dispositivos tecnológicos como interpretes.


Nimitta” is a realtime animation work that mainfests according to a predetermined set of relationships between sonic and computational processes, but which unfolds differently each time it is performed. This video is one such performance. A set of rules, and an emergent "sign", struggling it seems to come into its own, to become a form, simultaneously pulling, stretching, expanding, in-forming. Multichannel sound is delivered live to geometric operators creating the visual output and captured in real time.


Kabir Kouba”, the river of a thousand bends.


Agua” es una colección de micro relatos musicales en forma de ambientes sonoros, basados en live coding y su fluir depurado en el tiempo y espacio. En palabras de Celeste, agua es: “Fluir (Aunque te estés muriendo de miedo)” Tomas una mano, síncopas, 80 Hertz. Tomas la otra mano... el cielo mismo, ojos color miel.


VR 01 - Selection From” is a four minute excerpt from the video installation work 'VR 01' by Morgan Beringer Studio, 2020. It is part of an ongoing series of video pieces, each featuring progressively more abstract imagery of people ecstatically donning VR headsets while engaging in a wide range of activities from fishing to surgery. A surprising structural connection between these images and a type of 'spiritual transcendence' is revealed. It is intended to promote discussion/inquiry into the values and larger social implications of virtual reality as a whole.

Biografías

Betsy Kopmar is a painter, photographer, and director of experimental animations who lives and works in Berkeley, California. Her award-winning abstract animations have shown in film festivals around the world where they were recognized for their unique combination of expressive graphics and arresting sound. In awarding a prize to Kopmar's film "Night Fishing with Cormorants", the judges of Prix Simona Gesmundo Animation Festival described it as "A beautiful and fascinating work containing inspirations coming from a distant literary and pictorial past. By using them, with no naturalistic but absolutely modern strokes, the author manages to reach a perfect communion with the natural world". Honored by Adobe as a Master Teacher for her contributions to digital education, she has taught motion graphics and 3D design and animation at Bay Area colleges. An early adopter of vj tools for live performance graphics, she continues to explore the synergistic and improvisational work-flow these tools provide to video and animation artists.


Pink Twins was formed in 1997 by brothers Juha and Vesa Vehviläinen, electronic musicians, audiovisual artists and filmmakers born and raised in Helsinki, Finland.


Emilio Ocelotl Reyes. Realizó estudios de Sociología y Tecnología Musical en la UNAM. Su actividad se centra en el software y la práctica e investigación de música y gráficos por computadora. Ha participado en residencias artísticas, giras, festivales, programas, seminarios, conferencias, simposios y encuentros en: Conferencia Internacional de Live Coding y Programa Prácticas de Vuelo de el CMMAS, Seminario de Música Contemporánea FaM UNAM, Simposio Internacional de Código y Música /*vivo*/, Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez, Festival Internacional Cervantino, Fonoteca Nacional, Linux Audio Conference en CCRMA, MediaLab-Prado, Hangar, Panke gallery, Simposio Internacional de Arte Electrónico ISEA, Encuentros de Investigación, Creación Sonora y Electroacústica La Escucha Errante, Festival Databit.me, Academia de las Artes (Berna, Suiza), Insonora Festival de Arte Sonoro e Interactivo, Platohedro e ITM.


Jeroen Cluckers is a video artist and experimental filmmaker. He creates audiovisual dreamscapes that explore, question and transform the boundaries between reality and virtuality, cinema and painting, image and imagination. His work has been exhibited in more than 35 countries worldwide, at festivals and venues like Ars Electronica, ZKM, The Hermitage Museum, VIDEOEX, Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, FILE, VIDEOFORMES, MAXXI Museum, Athens Digital Arts Festival and ISEA. He has received several awards, including Best 60 Seconds Film at the New York Film Week, and Best Experimental Film at TUFF and GISFF. He is connected to AP University College as a Lecturer-Researcher in Video & Immersive Media. He lives and works in Gent, Belgium.


Rob Dols (Ángel Ramírez), originario de Toluca Edo. De México, es un artista Interdisciplinario, en arte digital, arte interactivo, diseño sonoro, programación, producción audiovisual y diseño 3D. Su trabajo está enfocado en la creación de espacios digitales y físicos, generados a través de las relaciones tecnológicas experimentales. Su trabajo está basado en la creación de instalaciones audiovisuales que establecen conexiones con el mundo real y el virtual, manipulando el espacio físico para crear relaciones íntimas entre el humano y la máquina.


David Fodel is an artist, educator, curator and writer whose recent work concerns itself with reading and writing traces of systems and processes, technological and otherwise, that are overlooked, invisible, and mute in an attempt to animate and actualize those potential languages. His eclectic installations, live performances, award-winning sound design and videos have been exhibited, screened, and performed internationally including TiMaDi, London, England; Post-Screen Festival, Lisbon, Portugal; Festival ECUA-UIO, Quito, Ecuador; Future Places Festival, Porto, Portugal; Transmediale, Berlin, Germany, and the International Symposium on Electronic Art. He teaches Live Media, Creative Computation, and Electronic Art at the University of Colorado, Denver. Since 2012, Fodel has co-curated the MediaLive Festival, featuring live audiovisual performances, talks and workshops from international artists. MediaLive is produced by the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and ATLAS, at the University of Colorado, Boulder.


Myriam Boucher is a video and sound artist based in Montreal (Canada). Her sensitive and polymorphic work concerns the intimate dialogue between music, sound and image, through visual music, audiovisual performance, Vjing and immersive projects. Fascinated by the natural environment, she creates audiovisual compositions from the landscape and the relationship that human maintains with it. Her work, « evocative in its dynamism, brings its audience close to something akin to feeling multiple emotions all at once » (The Link). Boucher’s compositions range from works for orchestra, ensemble, collaborative and solo A/V featuring DJ and VJ techniques fully notated and integrated into a concert music setting. She is adjoint professor in composition and digital music at the Faculté de musique of Université de Montréal.


Celeste Betancur, música multi-instrumentista (profesional en guitarra de Berklee College of Music) y artista programadora. Con Maestría en Artes Digitales e investigadora del ITM – Medellín en el grupo de Arte y Nuevos Medios. Su trabajo se centra en la pedagogía del código y su inclusión en las Artes y en los lenguajes/narrativas como interfaces de interacción humano-máquina. Ha realizado presentaciones en Canadá, México, España, USA y Colombia y de manera remota en Italia, India e Irlanda. Es desarrolladora principal de la libreria CHmUsiCK para la creación de audio y música bailable. También de CineVivo app.


Morgan Beringer is an American born video artist based in London, UK since 2003. He began his art practice in 1998 via the mediums of drawing and printmaking before gaining a degree in the expanded field of painting at Wimbledon College of Art in 2003. Here Morgan found his concern with the unexplored spaces between still and moving images. The expressive possibilities therein inspired an ongoing opus of 64 abstract films that continue to expand his distinct perspective upon the medium. The majority of Morgan’s work is created through temporally stretching apart the spaces between still images to reveal surprising juxtapositions.Morgan’s abstract videos delight in teasing the point at which one form becomes another, playing with the mind’s inherent desire to draw solid lines and form concrete meanings.Today Morgan maintains his art practice alongside commercial post-production projects. His work has featured in galleries, performances, and film festivals across several countries and is available for sale, screening, installation, and commission.

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