The work of Berrada, who starts from his studies in art and science, unites both intuition and knowledge, science and poetry. In his work he explores scientific protocols that imitate, very closely, different natural processes and / or climatic conditions.
“I try to master the phenomena that I use in my works, just as a painter dominates their colors and brushes. As brushes and colors I use heat, cold, magnetism and light.”
Diego Ortiz and Antoine Gonot / Francia
Vanishing Walks is a show without actors. It is “acted” in its totality by the public on stage with the help of tablets. Taken together, viewers are connected to a device that is going to be inseparable from the theatrical performance. The device is both an expression space and a tool that determines the rules and restrictions of the show. Viewers follow the instructions of a text that appears on the screen of their tablet. This has the form of a classic theater text, with the stage direction, for the indications of play, and a text “dialogued” intended to be read aloud.
Weeping Bamboo: Resonances from Within
Andreas Kratky and Juri Hwang / USA
Weeping Bamboo: Resonances from Within is an exploration of new forms of communicating and preserving indigenous forms of oral culture. It is a locational sound art piece offering a site- specific, reactive soundscape that is experienced in public at the Plaza de Bolívar of Manizales, Colombia. The project builds on the notion of resonance, the correlated vibration of bodies, to transmit sonic, tactile, and gestural experiences.
Galina Mihaleva/ Singapore
Human are always interacting with the environment in the direct and non- direct ways. We have affected many organisms by engineering ecosystems to suit human comfort. Invisible microorganisms play significant roles in the recycling organic and non-organic materials particularly in the decomposition of natural wastes.
Helen Collard / UK
Finding Prana is a bio-art work that employs the yogic concept of prana (breath or life-force) and the practice of pranayama (regulation of breath) to bring awareness to our co-existence in air and breathing as our technology of being. Yoga practitioners make extraordinary claims concerning the value of the conscious observation and control of breath.
Bart Vandeput / Finland
Performative Happening. With “Rapchiy” the ISEA participants/audiences – or people in the mentioned public space-will have the opportunity to engage with brain reading devices and in particular contribute to the revelation of the hidden designs that were subconsciously integrated in their conceptualization and fabrication by the initial device developers/makers.
Teoma Naccarato and PhD John Maccallum / Canadá
In this intimate installation, participants are invited to join a partner inside a private booth. With electronic stethoscopes and transducers, the duo share the rhythms of their hearts in real-time, stimulating sites of pulsation on one’s own and one another’s bodies.
Flores Sónicas, Un Viaje a la Intimidad del Sonido by Aquatrio Ensemble
Marianne Decoster-Taivalkoski, Luis Alejandro Olarte and José Alejandro Montes de Oca / Finland
Aquatrio presents a sound installation performance made of small sonic sculptural modules spread around in a garden and resonating multicultural diversities of both Finland and Manizales region. The detailed nuances of the sonic experience will take the audience into a subtle and intimate listening adventure. Visitors can feel how divergent sonic ecosystems organize themselves as a supportive and colorful whole and how listening is a key to creating this whole.
Zeynep Özcan / Turkey
Inconnu is originally composed for a 20-channel Acousmonium, which is commonly known as a “loudspeaker orchestra”. Each sound is designed for separate speakers, but each channel is considered to be laid out in a linear fashion where one sound could only travel into adjacent channels, implying a strict directionality. However, the loudspeakers for the performance are placed on separate levels and asymmetrical spots in the construction in a non-linear fashion. Furthermore, when the piece travels in the space, the structure itself adds various effects beyond what the composition affords and further interrupts the linearity of the sonic trajectories.
Molecular Queering Agency
MAry Maggic / USA
Our world is an alien landscape filled with toxicities. Thanks to petrochemical, agricultural, and pharmaceutical industries, we live in a toxic landscape that has been colonized by hormones. These endocrine disrupting molecules are able to transfect change at the morphological level, queering our bodies and bodies of non-human species. But there is no need for sex panic. The Molecular Queering Agency will guard you against the old notion of a stable body, extracting hormones from bodily fluids (urine) and ecological fluids (rivers). From xeno-forces arise xeno-solidarities, capable of collectively hacking the systems of hormonal colonization.
Marcus Bastos, Silvia Laurentiz, Cassia Aranha, Loren Paneto Bergantini, Ana Elisa Carramaschi, Marcelo Carvalho, Lali Krotoszynski, Monica Moura, Dario Vargas, Sergio Venâncio / Brazil
Exploring the graphic patterns generated by the shadows of the Herveo Tower, a projection on a screen positioned amidst two of its columns will display Processing real- time drawings generated by code. The pattern of lines, as well as their velocity, will change according to the behaviour of people walking on its surroundings (as mapped from a computer-vision device positioned nearby).
Basic Transmutation / Alien-Migration
Aniara Rodado and Jean-Marc Chomaz Music created by: Jorge Barco / France
In Transmutation de base (Basic Transmutation), choreographer Aniara Rodado and artist physicist Jean-Marc Chomaz create a participatory space for immersive human-plant interaction. While the dancers perform movements derived from scientific research into the movement of plants, into mechanical transduction, morphogenesis and collective plant movements, the audience is invited on stage to be immersed into the olfactory scope produced in real time by the large distillation apparatuses that are blown, on purpose, as ‘glitches’. In order to address and destabilize human stereotypes of how plants are considered, Rodado distills symbolically highly charged plants.