Immersive audiovisual work. Opening ceremony 10th INL Summit

(João Martinho Moura, 2018)
Audiovisual performance related to data visualizations developed in the context of an artistic collaboration at INL (International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory). Starting at the nanoscale and to the infinitely small, geometric descriptors, and visual generated algorithms in action, are presented in the form of an immersive projection to the audience.
Opening ceremony INL Summit 2018.
15th October 2018 14:30h. Altice Forum Braga.

Developed in collaboration with the INL Micro and Nanofabrication Department and Nanochemistry Research Group.

Video excerpts of the exhibition:

Video description: excerpts of the exhibition
Link to Vimeo and Youtube versions.


Audio-visual immersive projection.
270 x 15 m wide display.
270º of vision inside a large auditorium.

Computers. Midi controllers. Code and Algorithms.
Video projector array. Sound. Music.

10e-10 (João Martinho Moura, 2018) INL Summit

This audio-visual work explores data visualization algorithmic codes made by an artist in collaboration with scientists and researchers at the INL’s facilities. Those codes use computer vision and visual algorithms to visualize, characterize and 3d reconstruct fabricated nanostructures observed with SEM and TEM equipment. It also contains abstract imagery in motion, created by the author, related to the infinitely small.

Video description: João Martinho Moura working at the INL clean room facilities (2017,2018)

About INL Summit

The INL Summit is the annual flagship event of INL, dedicated to “Nanotechnology: An enabler for the New Economy”, and this year it will be enriched by the 10th Anniversary of the INL establishment.
This unique and invaluable event will take place between October 15-17 at Forum Braga, in Braga, Portugal and it will encompass: The Change Forum – “Nanotechnology: An enabler for the New Economy” with renowned speakers and specialists that will discuss the changes of our times related to Climate Change, Mobility and Quantum Era in a four panel sessions format, the INL Worldwide Network & Partners Annual Conference including but not limited to data security and integrity issues. The celebration of the INL 10th Anniversary with distinguished guests.

Publication (related to data visualization parts of this work):
Moura, João Martinho; Llobet, Jordi; Martins, Marco; Gaspar, João. Creative approaches on interactive visualization and characterization at the nanoscale. Proceedings of ArtsIT Arts and Technology 2018 – 7th EAI International Conference: ArtsIT, Interactivity & Game Creation, Braga, Portugal, 2018
Full paper to be presented on 24-26 October at ArtsIT 2018
link to publication soon available

INL Summit 2018
INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

Related work and research:
Nano Geometries (2018)

Previous work:
Nano Abstractions (2017)

About João Martinho Moura

Artwork Credits

Media Art, Code, Visuals, Data Visualization, and Music:
João Martinho Moura

INL Departments and Groups:
Micro and Nanofabrication Department
João Gaspar (Head of Department)
Nanochemistry Group
Yury V. Kolen’Ko (Head of Group)

Scientific Collaboration:
João Gaspar, Jordi Llobet, Marco Martins

Scale Travels / INL Media Art Lab coordination:
Marina Dias
Inês Costa

Jordi Llobet, Rosana Dias, George Junior, Cláudia, Eurico Moreira

Lars Montelius
Paulo Ferreira
Bernardo Pires
Ariadna Fernández
Alec LaGrow
Micro and Nanofabrication team members
Nanochemistry team members

About INL and the context of this artwork

INL is the first intergovernmental organization in Europe in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. In 2015, the Laboratory launched the Scale Travels initiative, that aims at fostering a multidisciplinary and hybrid approach between science, and one of its goals is to spark the discussion about the social, cultural and ethical impact of nanotechnology through media arts and to create novel media and digital objects based on nanotechnology, leading to original experiences and unexpected products, processes and services. The Scale Travels Residencies aims at bringing media artists and researchers into conversation and convergence embedded in a real laboratory environment inside INL’s facilities. This creative connection promotes the inclusion of new expert knowledge in the media arts and frames the discussion on the complexities underlying the nanoscience and nanotechnology research. INL is also hosting artistic residencies from the European Commission Starts initiative. INL is located in the City of Braga, Portugal, which was included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The title of UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts was attributed to the city of Braga on the 31st of October 2017.

10e-10 (João Martinho Moura, 2018) INL Summit