out > there

MindSpaces - João Martinho Moura (2021-2022)

In 2020 I was selected artist in the MindSpaces program, a STARTS European Commission initiative aiming to create new urban and architectural approaches integrating immersive ‘neuroenvironments’ in virtual reality.

Video#1  João Martinho Moura, MindSpaces. Featured artist works; “Hello L’Hospitalet”, assorted recordings in virtual reality in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, in August 2020. Video by: MindSpaces presented at Ars Electronica 2020 in Kepler’s Gardens. [Vimeo] [Youtube] [Video details]


This video presents my work in progress, bringing embodied environments among urban spaces. In this experience, I am teleported to L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, a municipality in Spain, located in the immediate southwest of Barcelona, ​​in the autonomous community of Catalonia.

The artistic and research work, in collaboration with the MindSpaces consortium, will involve neurosciences, embodiment, spatial virtual technologies, and virtual reality.


I’m interested in collaborating with Mindspaces consortium in the field of embodiment, neurosciences, and telepresence. I will collaborate with the Brain and Emotion Laboratory at Maastricht University, lead by Professor Beatrice de Gelder, to develop my ideas related to emotion and telepresence, and out of body sensations in the urban space.

"out > there", João Martinho Moura, MindSpaces, 2020

The work is ongoing until mid 2021.

More information about this work
available in the next months.

Find out more about MindSpaces.


related events:

September 9-13, 2020
Ars Electronica Festival 2020
Festival of Art, Technology, and Society
MindSpaces – Garden Thessaloniki
João Martinho Moura / interview, work presentation
Linz, Austria / worldwide

September 11, 2020
Ars Electronica Festival 2020
Participation in: Hybrid Experiences: A Journey with MIT Tangible Media Group, MindSpaces and MEET Digital Culture Center
João Martinho Moura / work presentation
Linz, Austria / worldwide

Previous works by João Martinho Moura:

YMYI (2007)
Nuve (2010)
Wide/Side (2015)
Co:Lateral (2016)

Super Collider Shape (2011)
Câmara Neuronal (2012)

artificial intelligence:
Arfiticial (2013)
How Computers Imagine Humans? (2017)

Where is Rosetta? (2014)
View Rosetta’s comet (2015)
NaN:Collider (2016)
67p: an unexpected topological space (2016)
10e-10 (2018)
) rev ( (2019)

virtual reality:
VV (2018)
Braga, snapshots in virtual reality (2018)
Sci-fi Miners (2019)
UNA (2020)

About João Martinho Moura
Research publications.