TEA XI – Tele espacios activos XI

TEA XI – Tele Espacios Activos XI

Mario H. Valencia –  Oscar «Tata» Ceballos – Oscar Villota – Cesar Arias – Roberto Cuervo – Luisa Alzate – Elizabeth Granados | Colombia

Alejandro Brianza |Argentina


It is an event that explores the creative possibilities of network technologies and remote collaboration. Bringing together artists, researchers and creators from various disciplines and latitudes, TEA seeks to explore new forms of art and communication in the digital era. TEA is possible thanks to the development of various research projects developed over the last 15 years at the Universidad de Caldas and incubated within the DICOVI Research Group.

What has been achieved in TEA?

Throughout its years of development, TEA has highlighted the importance of telepresence and collaborative work in artistic creation. 

What does TEA offer this year?

In tune with the spirit of the International Image Festival, TEA 2024 is displaying a series of collective works. These creations, conceived and selected exclusively for this edition, are inspired by paradigmatic electronic works and are nourished by the singular dynamics of distributed encounters, typical of the telematic sphere. The works to be performed for this version of TEA are:

Poème Telemático: Inspired by Edgar Varése's “Poéme électronique”, the work opens with an urban sound collage that incorporates rumors, breaths, bells and percussion. The work explores sound as matter and expression, paying homage to concrete music and spatialization.

Alejandro Brianza - Electronics

Oscar (TATA) Ceballos - Electro-Acoustics

Mario H.Valencia (Professor Universidad de Caldas) - Soundscape, Creative Idea.

Óscar Darío Villota – Semillero(Professor Universidad de Caldas)  DI2 – Creación Visual


Futuristic Noises: Inspired by Luigi Russolo's manifesto “The Art of Noise”, the telematic work “Futuristic Noises” immerses the audience in a sonic journey through an urban and industrial landscape. The composition explores an expanded sonic palette that includes field recordings, synthesized sounds and real-time processing, creating unique textures and timbres.

Roberto Cuervo (Professor Universidad de Javeriana) - Analog Synthesis

Mario H.Valencia (Professor Universidad de Caldas) - Analog Synthesis

Oscar (TATA) Ceballos - Soundscape

Luisa Alzate G. (Professor Colegiatura Colombiana) - Visual Creation


Telematic imagined landscape: Inspired by John Cage's “Imaginary Landscape No. 1”, “Telematic Imaginary Landscape” fuses music and AI-generated images in real time. La obra, dividida en cuatro movimientos, explora la relación entre el ser humano y el entorno sonoro y visual en la era digital.

D.A. Restrepo (profesora Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano)

Oscar (TATA) Ceballos - Electro-Acoustics

Mario H.Valencia (Professor Universidad de Caldas) - Generative/ Interactive Visual Creation


Distributed mantra:

Inspired by Stockhausen's “Mantra”, “Mantra Telematic” fuses music and images generated in real time by the interactions of the performers. The work explores the expansion, contraction and transformation of a musical mantra, creating an immersive, multidimensional sound and visual experience.

Mario H.Valencia (Professor Universidad de Caldas) - AI Generative Sound

Cesar A. Arias (Professor Universidad de Caldas) Visual Generative AI

Oscar (TATA) Ceballos – Piano


General Direction, Sound Design & Interactive Creation - Mario H. Valencia G (Professor Universidad de Caldas)

Artistic Direction - Oscar (TATA) Ceballos

General Production - Elizabeth Granados

Visual Direction & Mixing - Óscar Darío Villota (Professor Universidad de Caldas)

Technological Direction - Cesar A. Arias (Professor Universidad de Caldas) 

Production Assistant Eduardo Burbano (Semillero DI2)

Design Assistant Santiago Chavarriaga (Semillero DI2)


Beyond the performance:

TEA 2024 will also offer a workshop and a panel discussion to delve deeper into the year's themes: Live performance: exploring the possibilities of real-time performance over the web. Embedded virtual environments: creating immersive virtual spaces that interact with the physical environment. Sound and visual representation: using capture and processing technologies to create multisensory experiences.


Guests & Creators

Mario Humberto Valencia García | Colombia

Professor at the Universidad de Caldas. D. in Design, Master in Design and Interactive Creation from the Universidad de Caldas, Systems Engineer from the Universidad Autónoma de Manizales and Specialist in University Teaching at the Universidad de Caldas. He worked as a support engineer and researcher at the Jackeline Nova electroacoustic music laboratory, as a teacher he has taught engineering, multimedia, acoustics and design at different universities in Colombia. He is currently an associate professor at the Universidad de Caldas in the department of Visual Design and director of the research laboratory SENSOR (sensorlab.co). Among the recognitions obtained he has a scholarship for creation in cinematography and another in new media, in 2008 he won the international VIDA prize awarded by the Telefonica Foundation. He has multiple concerts, interactive installations and multimedia works performed and exhibited in various places in Colombia.


Oscar “el Tata” Ceballos | Colombia

He began his musical apprenticeship with Maestro Fabio Rivera at age 8, at age 12 he entered the tuna liceo mixto Aranjuez under the direction of Jose Manuel Bonilla, at age 14 he entered the program “casas de la cultura” and began his training in electric guitar under the tutelage of Maestro Benjamin Cardona, At the age of 18 he enters the Universidad de Caldas and begins his Bachelor's Degree in Music where he begins his work in typical strings, composition, orchestration under the guidance of Maestro Héctor Fabio Torres Cardona, he was a teacher in the Music Department of the Universidad de Caldas in the chair of harmony. Since 2003 he has made music for plays, short films, documentaries, and other audiovisual products, has participated in groups of various genres and styles ranging from Metal to Colombian Andean music genre in which he has participated in festivals and national meetings, currently serves as a researcher at the laboratory Sensor at the Universidad de Caldas coordinates the chamber group (ensemble of electric guitars) Laboratory 9 of which he founded in 2007 and which is currently endorsed as a research workshop at the Universidad de Caldas.


Alejandro Brianza | Argentina

Composer, researcher and teacher. Master in Methodology of Scientific Research, Bachelor in Audiovision, Sound and Recording Technician and flutist. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in Humanities - Music at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral. He teaches at the Universidad del Salvador, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Universidad Nacional de Lanús, where he is director of the Centro de Estudios y Producción Sonora y Audiovisual [CEPSA]. He is part of research related to sound technology, electroacoustic music, artistic research and contemporary languages, of which he has given talks, lectures and workshops at congresses, festivals and various national and international academic meetings. His professional performance as an artist oscillates between his individual projects and those he carries out in collaboration with Andamio, and his productions have been presented in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, United States, Canada, Spain, United Kingdom, France, Monaco, Austria, Ukraine and Japan.


Roberto Cuervo | Colombia

Industrial designer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, specialist in media arts, with a master's degree in urban and regional planning, and a doctorate in design and creation from which he graduated with a laureate thesis on the design of sound experiences in urban space; winner of the Lápiz de acero design award in the product category in 2008, he currently works as a professor, researcher and independent design consultant.

Associate professor of the design department of the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana since 1993, focused on the design of experiences and services, product development and innovation, and design theory; researcher of the socio-cultural design group, in the line of design education, on issues related to teaching-learning-evaluation in design.


Luisa Alzate | Colombia

Fashion Designer - Colegiatura Colombiana. Master in Graphic Design - ESDI & University of Valencia. Specialist in Branding and Marketing Barcelona.

Design Director and Co-Founder of TERRET, a sportswear development company with design, technology and innovation, recognized for its collaboration with renowned brands such as Garmin, Ironman, Gorigogo, Givelo and Maratón Medellín. I have 8 years of experience in the high performance sports sector, creating products for amateur and elite athletes. I offer strategic solutions as a freelance for brand development and market positioning at national and international level. I have participated in more than 100 projects. I stand out as a leader and I have strong skills to empower the talent of creative teams. This, together with my professional experience, has helped me in my teaching career to support a 360º vision that goes from academic theories and practices to the vision of the real and working world.


Elizabeth Granados Salgado | Colombia

Computer engineer and expert in multimedia development. In her professional work she has worked as a producer of virtual media at the University of Caldas in Manizales, she has coordinated the development of multimedia and pedagogical projects coordinated by the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), winner of the national award of the Ministry of Education on construction of OVAs (Virtual Learning Objects). She has taught Adobe Flash and Adobe Dream Weaver certification courses, worked as a teacher in the department of Visual Design at the University of Caldas and participated in the research projects "Espacios Audiovisuales envolventes" and "Nam escultura robótica". She did a specialisation in off-line on-line technologies, UNESCO - MECAD / ESDI. She is currently a freelance Web and Multimedia consultant and developer. 


Óscar Darío Villota C. | Colombia

Master in Design and Interactive Creation. Lecturer Department of Design Universidad de Caldas

Professor University of Caldas. Visual Designer, Master in Design and Interactive Creation from the University of Caldas, and specialist in Theory of Communication Design from the University of Buenos Aires. He has worked as a designer in Argentina and Colombia and as a teacher in different Colombian design programs. Currently, he is pursuing doctoral studies in Design and Creation and is part of the Department of Visual Design at the University of Caldas, where he teaches classes in the areas of digital and audiovisual imaging. Interested in cyberculture, digital humanities, digital media theory and its intersections with narrative.


César Arias | Colombia 

Director de la Maestría en Diseño y Creación Interactiva, Docente Universidad de Caldas

Visual Designer by profession, specialist in Media Arts and Master in Design and Interactive Creation at the Universidad de Caldas, Technologist in Computer Systems at the same university and PhD student in Design at the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a professional I work in the field of education. Currently, I teach at the Universidad de Caldas in the city of Manizales.

Since 2010 I have been teaching at my Alma Mater in the programmes of Visual Design, Computer Systems Technology, Systems and Computer Engineering and Computer Engineering. I have also taught at Institución Universitaria Pascual Bravo and Institución Universitaria ITM in Medellín, Universidad Católica and Universidad de Manizales in Manizales, Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Pereira. As a freelance designer with specialised knowledge in creation tools, my work revolves around the digital image through the use and systematisation of visual codes for the creation of messages, this, according to the formal and conceptual principles of design, the modes of communication and the supports in which the signifiers of the iconic signs appear, from the analysis, diagnosis and conception of new ideas applicable to activities, events and functions of the market, research and education.