CO:LATERAL (2016-2019)

Né Barros e João Martinho Moura

CO:LATERAL – Dance and Media Art

CO: LATERAL was developed from the Nuve artwork, a project for performance and digital art. Initially presented in 2010, this solo interpreted by Né Barros, was the motif for several national and international publications. In Co:Lateral the body projected and extended itself in a relationship of intimacy with interactive virtual reality. The performative discourse resulting from this connection calls for an extraordinary moment, a poetic moment made of a mixture of realities, made of body, double and images. Co:Lateral evokes moments of the death of the swan immersed in an immaterial space of light and projection: a phantom of the archive of dance now returns to test itself in a reality of illusory imprisonment.

CO:LATERAL (Né Barros and João Martinho Moura, 2016-2019)

Direction and choreography: Né Barros
Digital creation: João Martinho Moura
Performer: Sara Marú (2016); Sónia Cunha (2017-2019)
Music: João Martinho Moura
Costume Design: Né Barros
Production: Teresa Camarinha (2016); Lucinda Gomes (2017-2019)
Light design and Photography: João Martinho Moura
Video recorded by Raul Sousa
Software: João Martinho Moura (developed in openframeworks, special thanks to the OF community)
Research supervision: Paulo Ferreira-Lopes (CITAR, Escola das Artes, Universidade Católica Portuguesa) and Né Barros (Balleteatro)
The performance contains a solo moment with music notations from le cygnethe carnival of the animals, by Camille Saint-Saëns (1886)

Duration: approximately 30 minutes

Presented at:

– Arquipélago, Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Açores (18 Nov. 2016);
– Coliseu do Porto, Porto (15 Dec. 2017);
– Teatro Virgínia, Torres Novas (24 Feb. 2018);
– New Hand Lab, Covilhã (3 May, 2018);
– Mira Artes Performativas, Porto (23 May 2018);
– Teatro Municipal da Guarda, Guarda (15 Sep 2018);
– Theatro Circo, Braga (ArtsIT conference) (25 October 2018);
– Cultura em Expansão (CM Porto) Auditório Miragaia (10 May 2019);
– ISEA 2019 – International Symposium on Electronic Art (as research), Gwangju, Republic of Korea (24 June 2019).

Video excerpts:

video description: CO:LATERAL, video excerpts.
Video description.

Co:Lateral evokes moments of the death of the swan immersed in an immaterial space of light and projection: a phantom of the archive of dance now returns to test itself in a reality of illusory imprisonment.

 

Publication at ISEA 2019:
Moura, João Martinho; Barros, Né; Ferreira-Lopes, Paulo (2019). From real to virtual embodied performance – a case study between dance and technologyISEA 2019 – International Symposium on Electronic Art – Lux Aeterna. Gwangju, Republic of Korea. Research conducted at School of Arts, CITAR, Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Balleteatro, Porto.
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Pictures (from Raul Sousa):