AVATAR, Myself Other

“Catarina Carneiro de Sousa assina a fotografia virtual que CapCat Ragu incorpora em ambientes virtuais colaborativos, como o Second Life. Ao longo do tempo, o seu avatar muta, transforma-se, difere, adquirindo vários aspectos; encontra outros avatares com potencialidades expressivas que a inspiram no pensamento desse corpo outro, desse corpo virtual.” Rossana Mendes Fonseca, curadora da CRU Galeria

Esta inédita exposição inaugura este sábado, 23 de Setembro, na CRU Galeria, sendo apenas nesse dia complementada por instalação de vídeo.
Entre as 16h e as 20h, na Rua do Rosário, 211, Porto.

“Catarina Carneiro de Sousa signs the virtual photograph CapCat Ragu embodies in collaborative virtual environments, such as Second Life. Throughout time, her avatar mutates, transforms, differs, acquiring various aspects, finds other avatars with expressive potentialities that inspire it in the thought of that Other body, of that virtual body. ” Rossana Mendes Fonseca, curator of CRU Gallery

This exhibition opens this Saturday, September 23, at the CRU Gallery, being only that day complemented by video installation.
Between 4 pm and 8 pm, at Rua do Rosário, 211, Porto.

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[D]Utopia

virtualartlab

Vivemos num mundo em que as nossas visões do futuro se dividem entre ideais utópicos de sociedades tecnologicamente avançadas, onde a vida se vê progressivamente melhorada. E pesadelos distópicos onde a tecnologia serve novos poderes autoritários.
Este ano, os alunos do Virtual Art Lab da Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Viseu propõe nove avatares e oito instalações virtuais interligadas, entre sonhos e pesadelos.

We live in a world where our visions of the future are divided between utopian ideals of technologically advanced societies, where life is progressively improved. And dystopic nightmares where technology serves new authoritarian powers.
This year, the students of the Virtual Art Lab of the School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu propose nine avatars and eight virtual installations interconnected, between dreams and nightmares.

Design de ambientes virtuais/ Virtual Environments Design:
Io – Inês Oliveira
Forget – Sara Pais
Martha – Marta Silva
Marie…

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one family and art

The Bergdorf Reports

Having an art sim I am fortunate enough to get to know the people who exhibit their work there. Everybody has a story and for a short moment we become part of each others’ stories. Some of the stories linger, or come to an end, others keep evolving. As of late, I find myself becoming a small part of a story so rich and meaningful that I want to share a part of it here. This is the story of a Portuguese family consisting of Meilo Minotaur, CapCat Ragu, Takio Ra and Rita Eustáquio. Meilo, in the middle in photo above, is the mother of CapCat, left in the photo. CapCat and Takio (right in the photo) are married and have a daughter, Rita. Rita does not yet have an avatar, and is not depicted above, but rumor has it that she is thinking about creating one soon. Meilo…

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The Swamp

The Swamp opening

The Swamp is a metaphor for fascism, from the point of view of Meilo Minotaur’s actual experience of fascism in Portugal, the Carnation Revolution, and the actual lived experience of CapCat Ragu from post-revolutionary Portugal.
At a time when the crisis is trying to push us back into obscurantism is the moment to resist, to fight against the totalitarianism of capital, but never to return to fascism!

The Capital,  Militarism, and The Church, this triad was the pillar of 45 years of fascist dictatorship in Portugal.

These Bloody Hands avatars will be full perm and free at Berg.

Bloody Hands -The Capital, The Militarism, The Church

Sound is a very important part of this work, so please,

TURN ON YOUR SOUND

If possible use headphones.

Goodbye Meta_Body

Delicatessen will close by the end of the month, for finally rebuilding a new project! If you still don’t have the avatars go get them!
This is the end of Meta_Body!!!
Thank so much to all the participants in this project, everybody that took pictures, machinimas, made new avatars, used the materials in installations and performances. That was always the all point of this project, and only you could give it meaning!

 

 

First set of avatars maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Porto/134/110/703

ST1 maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Porto/167/168/21
ST2 maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Porto/178/125/1147
ST3 maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Porto/143/144/3475
ST4 maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Porto/156/112/2565