WIDE/SIDE (João Martinho Moura) exhibition in Beijing, China.
WIDE/SIDE is an interactive installation in which shapes, images, and sounds are joined and interdependent. A visually engaging block, captivating in its conception and minimalist lines, serves as a projection screen and teems with conglomerations of lines and shapes. As a result, the installation is always changing and acquiring countless different forms.
The individual forms of the projections, in reality, are based on the surrounding environment, responding to the movements and gestures of the viewers. Visitors and passersby, therefore, themselves become part of the work and define its appearance.
Portuguese artist and researcher João Martinho Moura focuses on digital art, intelligent interfaces, and computer aesthetics. For the past decade, he’s been adopting new ways to represent the body in digital media, creating interactive artifacts, mostly represented by monochromatic visual abstractions and minimalist lines. He has presented his work and research at a number of conferences and festivals focused on art and technology, such as the Ars Electronica festival in Linz, the TEI international conference in Funchal, Portugal and the Chemins Numériques Festival in the Saint-Exupéry Cultural Center in Remes, France.
In 2013, his work was awarded the national prize for multimedia by the Portuguese Multimedia Association. His work has been presented in a variety of places in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, México, Portugal, 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).”
19 – 26 May 2017
Beijing WFC – World Financial Center – Winter Garden
(between east and west tower)
Address: NO.1 EAST 3RD RING MIDDLE ROAD, CHAOYANG DISTRICT, BEIJING ,CHINA