FILE SYMPOSIUM/HIPERSÔNICA 2009 - São Paulo
Written by biotica   
Monday, 20 July 2009 08:49
FILE 10 NURBS PROTO 4KT

Participation in this year's FILE 2009 in Sao Paulo - FILE 10 NURBS PROTO 4KT, includes the introduction of the Tools for Life Cinema project at the FILE SYMPOSIUM 2009 and screening premiere of the biomedia video work Biological Narrative #9: manuMindo at FILE HIPERSONICA 2009.  This year's FILE is the 10th year of the new media festival events in Brazil. FILE events run from July 28 - August 30, 2009 at the FIESP - Ruth Cardoso Cultural Center, 1313 Avenida Paulista in Sao Paulo. The FILE SYMPOSIUM runs from July 28-31, 2009, daily from 2 - 6:30PM in the Mezzanine of the FIESP.

 

tools for life cinema

The Tools for Life Cinema project brings the experimental hybridization of digital live cinema and performative bioinformatics into the form of "life cinema." This subgenre of new media/digital cinematic performance builds upon the open-ended multimedia output of live cinema and the bending of biological computing, artificial life, ecological modeling and biomimicry to deliver sonic derivatives and visual translations of biological/environmental sensibilities into immersive new media forms.

This presentation introduces/reviews an authoring tool base for new media-based biological narrative creation. These tools are both functional and exploratory and can be broken down into the following tool classes:
1) novel performance interfaces & surfaces,
2) translators and modifiers of bioinformatic (re)sources to sonic and visual outputs, and
3) generators of speculative biological narrativity

 

Biological Narrative#9: manuMindo

Biological Narrative #9: manuMindo is a biological/protein music - digital video hybrid whose sonic platform is translated and sampled from the genotypic sources and phenotypic expressions that become intertwined in the exchange between human psychogeography and ecological retreat and encroachment. The ambient soundings of the work are based on bioacoustic field recordings from the Manu Biosphere Reserve of the Peruvian Amazon and the Occidental Cloud Forests of northwest (Mindo) Ecuador, two of the most biodiverse areas of South America that are currently in the midst of ecological shifts as a result of climate change and glacial recession in the Andes Mountains.  The phenotypic aural expressions in this work are characteristic of territoriality, navigation and survival messages passed between the avian species of these bioregions.

Oscillating, interrupting and mixing into this bioacoustic ambient are sonic translations derived from the human locative proteins CRY 1 and 2 - the biomolecular roots of human psychogeographic remappings, explorations, settlement and ecological encroachment that have persisted through human history. In the translation of protein sequence to audio equivalents attention was given to the affinity that the molecules have for water - the common life giving solvent between man and nature.

 

This sonic platform channels through the visual base of the work; video field recordings from the Manu and Mindo bioregions/watersheds that further track the exploratory paths that have yielded ecological impact, retreat and encroachment. The resulting work is a polyphonic video mix that bends the genotypic and phenotypic expressions of species collisions across multiple data scales to re-mediate the essential ties that all organisms have to navigation, exploration, habitat, vulnerability and survival.

 

The work brings the experimental hybridization of digital live cinema and performative bioinformatics into the form of “life cinema.”  This subgenre of new media/digital cinematic composition builds upon the open-ended multimedia output of live cinema and the bending of biological computing, artificial life, ecological modeling and biomimicry to deliver sonic derivatives and visual translations of biological and environmental sensibilities into an immersive new media form.

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