In 2019 Braga saw the birth of Index, the first international event focused on the relationship between art and technology, created since the city was awarded the title of creative city of UNESCO in the field of media arts. Index will return in 2021, but by 2020 it will not fail to keep up with us, with multiple perspectives on art and technology through a series of sessions entitled building an index.

10 Jan. 2020
10 Jan. 2020

The first session will allow us to think about the relationship between art, science and technology and the role of error in the context of artistic and technological processes through two roundtables; inaugurate a new work on the Scale Travels series by German Marcel Weber (MFO) and present an audiovisual show by Canadians Push 1 Stop & Wiklow.

Round Table # 1 - Art, Technology and Science: New Paths and Value Production

with Marcel Weber (artist), Jana Nieder (scientist) and João Ribas (curator), moderated by Fernando José Pereira (artist and teacher)

What unites and separates these three concepts? This panel aims to discuss potential new avenues for the already long relationship between art, technology and science, and to reflect on how artists and scientists can derive mutual benefit from joint processes, even though they are linked to substantially different contexts. The issue will be discussed through the perspective of artists, curators and a scientist.

Roundtable # 2 - Error in the context of technological and creative processes

with Elie Blanchard (artist), Salomé Lamas (filmmaker) and Karin Ohkebschager (curator), moderated by Miguel Carvalhais (artist and teacher)

The opening of Index was marked by an episode in which a technological error prevented the performance of a show. This same error now serves as a starting point for a discussion of error in the context of artistic and technological processes. Disaster or improvement opportunity? Accident or tool? The issue will be discussed through the perspective of artists and curators with different backgrounds.

Program

15:00 - Roundtable # 1 - Art, Technology and Science: New Paths and Value Production

16:15 - inauguration of new scale travels installation at inl gallery

17:00 - round table # 2 - the mistake in the context of technological and creative processes

18:00 - Binary - Audiovisual Performance Cycle: Push 1 Stop & Wiklow - Membrane