Play with Fire at AZ Labs showcase in Guimarães 2012

We were presenting the Play with Fire demo at the AZ Labs showcase in Guimarães – this time "burning" the holy "Penha" surrounding forest.

Here is the AZ Labs showcase video of the event on December 17, 2012 »
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The next day we did the first set of Play with Fire tests, and we will soon bring some photos of the whole experience :)


Play with Fire participating at the 10th Longa Noite de Curtas

We had a very good feednack from this 1' video resented at the 10th Longa Noite de Curtas, organized by Gonçalo Robalo, this time with the challenge-rule of no sound ;)


Play with Fire at ACE 2011 Creative Showcase & Interactive Art

We presented the Play with Fire demo ACE 2011 Creative Showcase & Interactive Art, in Lisbon, where I also had a fantastic experience participating as a student volunteer ;).

Another highlight was the study visit of my FBAUL students to the Interactive Showcase and Interactive Art :)))

Here is the 20'' (yes, seconds) madness presentation on vimeo »

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Soon we will be presenting some photos of the event, too. Meanwhile, take a look at the ACE 2011 Lisbon Conference gallery »



The acronym for this exploratory project and research agenda is ARTiVIS, which stands for Arts, Real-Time Video and Interactivity for Sustainability and connects with the symbolic meaning association of Art and Activism.

Why are publications prior to the 2011 Fall season spelling RTiVISS in the place of the actual ARTiVIS? The project initially started as ARTiVISS, then simplified as RTiVISS – to be read with an english accent. By interviewing the Portuguese population and making them participate in the installations (Hug@ree Summer) we realized the need of a clearer and broader communication, readable by people of every language. By then, people either did not spell it as it was meant, and did not connect the RTiVISS acronym with art or activism. As the research becomes more focused on the use of real-time video for artistic explorations and interactions with the local population, we recognize the relevance to make the name understandable and memorable to all cultures. ARTiVIS is the actual proposal that keeps the essence of art and real time-video for sustainability, and brings more evidence on the connection of arts with an activist approach.

Project website »


Algoritmos Criativos premiere at Montemor-o-Novo showcasing Play with Fire

After another artistic residency week at O Espaço do Tempo in Montemor-o-Novo, we finally premiered the Play with Fire interactive installation and had the opportunity of showing it to hundreds of students that visited the exhibition during the following week.

This Play with Fire teaser video presents some of those moments shot during the Montemor-o-Novo Algoritmos Criativos residency and exhibition »
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