In a collaboration with our friends at www.marioneteatro.com we developed software used during ‘Lab La Bla’s theatrical performance.
“LAB LA BLA arises at this stage of our journey as a further reason to link art and science, this time with particular emphasis on language. Both poetry and science use the word to communicate, but the different objectives that guide it lay profound differences in meaning. In science we recognize the growing significance of accuracy, a basic mechanism linked to its reproducibility. In poetry we recognize the need to multiply meanings, to play with them sometimes even to subversion. In both we recognize the ability to add new words to our lexicon.
With the intention of exploring poetry influenced by the advance of science, both through the introduction of new words as through scientific themes and concepts, this event will explore texts by Miroslav Holub (1923-1998), poet and czech immunologist. A proposed reading and rewriting of the knowledge that science builds. We rely on the interaction with technology to create some of the text through the use of mechanisms for generating semi-random text supplied by Holub’s poems translated by Manuel Portela.”
.: The first app consists of a drawing tool that only lasts for 3 seconds, the “present moment” length, as suggested by Miroslav Holub.
.: The second app explores his texts by pseudo-random generating poems where the original poem structure is maintained but certain word slots are changed by pre-selected correct syntax words.
Both apps were used live on stage.
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In a collaboration with our friends at www.marioneteatro.com we developed software used during ‘BCC’s theatrical performance.
“BCC is our reflection on the important topic of climate change and other important changes that each of us brings with their daily action.
As an email when we do not know the hidden recipients, our life often seems to be hiding from ourselves the essential. Apparently translucent like a stream of running water, our existence is part of a chaos impossible to understand with our eyes.
Humanity is becoming unbearable and warm the planet, say the macro-invertebrates that we saw under the microscope during this residence.”
.: The first app is just for calibrating the projection circle on stage.
.: The second app consists of particles with some keyboard trigged behaviors and touch interactive trough MSARemote on the iPad (we chose to have absolute control over computer vision techniques). The visuals try to emulate life on a microscope lens.
.: The third app is used to deconstruct this ‘circle of life’.
.: The forth app are just clock pointers, again using MSARemote (TUIO).
.: The fifth app are simple aesthetics river streams, again using MSARemote (TUIO).
The apps were used live on stage.
More info (Portuguese):