During the months of August and September of 2017, I was in artistic residence at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), located in Braga, Portugal. The purpose of this artistic residence was to demonstrate, through an art form, the research and development that is conducted at the Department of Micro and Nanofabrication.
The invitation was made by INL’s direction to artists from the city of Braga. I collaborated with the choreographer Cristina Mendanha and the musicians António Rafael and Miguel Pedro.
My role in this process was related to media art creation. I began with a series of observations on the SEM equipment (Scanning Electron Microscope), at the clean room facilities at INL. I then developed a custom software to create abstract visuals through a creative code process, using advanced computer vision techniques, optical flow, and depth information extraction, resulting in a series of imaginary nano inspired visuals, which were integrated with the choreography and music of the performance.