VV (2018)

Exhibition at gnration gallery, Braga, by João Martinho Moura

In continuation of the work that João Martinho Moura has been developing within the relation of body and media art, the author presents a piece in total immersion, in the gnration gallery in Braga. VV is a virtual reality artwork, individual, intimate, where the visitor experiences a sequence of three states that confront and question the body with (immaterial) space, sound, and the out-of-body concept, introduced by G.N.M. Tyrrell, in his book ‘Apparitions’ (1943). This sequence will be presented in stages, along the display period. VV is inspired by the research developed by pioneers in the area of virtual reality, such as Ivan Sutherland, creator of the Ultimate Display concept (1965); Morton Heilig, Sensorama (1962); and Jaron Lanier, The sound of one hand (1992). The piece will be in continuous transformation, planned by the author.

Artwork: VV
Author: João Martinho Moura
Year: 2018
Short description: VV is a virtual reality artwork, individual, intimate, created by João Martinho Moura, where the visitor experiences a sequence of three states that confront and question the body with (immaterial) space, sound, and the out-of-body concept.

 

Exhibition
gnration gallery
Braga
21 July – 13 October, 2018

About João Martinho Moura

Researcher and media artist. His main focus lies in digital art, intelligent interfaces, digital music and computational aesthetics. Over the last decade he has been researching and adopting new ways of representing the body in digital media, creating interactive audiovisual artifacts, represented by monochromatic visual abstractions and minimalist lines. His work was presented at Ars Electronica, OFFF Festival, Semibreve Festival, Mexico Visual Arts Week, Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2012, Artech, Le Corps Numérique, Center Culturel Saint-Exupéry, INL, ESA, World Congress on Communication and Arts, among others. Exhibited in several cities in Belgium, Austria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, México, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, UK, USA and was included in the curated collections ‘Selected works Ars Electronica Animation Festival’ (Linz, 2012) and the ‘Processing curated collection’ (USA, 2008).