WORKSTATION NEW MEDIA

The Associação ModaLisboa’s project with the support of the República Portuguesa — Cultura / Direção Geral das Artes is back for a new edition.

New media strengthened the dilution of the formal boundaries of artistic practice, accelerating a hybridization of territories of contemporary thought and also of the material concretization of Fashion. It is in this convergence that WORKSTATION NEW MEDIA is positioned: a platform for experimentation, exposure and attracting new talent that is now starting its second edition with an open call.

ModaLisboa is looking for people who explore new media applied to Fashion, with an artistic, innovative and sustainable aspect. The contest covers any new media format with a Fashion language — Digital Fashion, NFT (non-fungible token), 3D (Construction of objects, avatars, environments) or Human Interaction in virtual spaces, such as Gaming, Actions or Extended Reality Applications (Virtual/Augmented/Mixed) — and the APPLICATIONS are open until JULY 18, 2024.

The jury, composed of Eduarda Abbondanza, Manuel Bogalheiro and ZABRA, will evaluate the projects taking into account criteria such as conceptual relevance, technological innovation, promotion of intercultural dialogue and inclusion of one or more Sustainable Development Goals, as a response to the climate crisis. The finalists will be part of the WORKSTATION NEW MEDIA exhibition, curated by ZABRA, where the winning project of the two thousand euro prize will be announced.

The free entry exhibition takes place in parallel with the 63rd Lisboa Fashion Week, from October 9th to 13th. In addition to the open call projects, WORKSTATION NEW MEDIA continues to develop a mediation work for this growing creative community, presenting works by Carincur, João Pedro Fonseca and Gonçalo Guiomar; Rodrigo Gomes; and Tupac Martir (Satore Studio).

 

 

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CARINCUR, JOÃO PEDRO FONSECA, GONÇALO GUIOMAR

Carincur and João Pedro Fonseca, both transdisciplinary artists, have been collaborating as a duo since 2020. In addition to their extensive backgrounds as independent creators, they have co-created several projects focused on immersive technologies. Carincur investigates and develops a practice that weaves the image of the human into a hybrid with technology, exploring acoustic phenomena and (im)material perceptions to create post-human voices that understand the transitions between organic and digital bodies. João Pedro Fonseca is dedicated to cyber-spiritualism, spectrality, experimental territories, and immaterial properties, aiming to create environments endowed with living consciousness and hyperstitional entities. For this co-creation, they invited Gonçalo Guiomar, a researcher and artist developing projects involving advanced artificial intelligence techniques, focusing on understanding autopoietic systems and the underlying representations that enable them to interact with their surroundings.

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RODRIGO GOMES

Faro, 1991. Rodrigo Gomes is a Portuguese-Brazilian artist. He lives and works in Lisbon. Through sculpture and the use of new media, his artistic work focuses on how contemporary techniques and hypermedia technologies filter reality and influence socioeconomic aspects of the world. He has exhibited in various countries, including China, Serbia, Greece, Italy, the USA, Poland, France, and Portugal.
In 2021, he won the D-Normal / V-Essay Floating Points Award in Hong Kong (CH), in 2020 the Black Raven Award (PT), and in 2017 the Sonae Media Art Award (PT).

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TUPAC MARTIR

Tupac Martir is an awarded, multi-disciplinary, digital artist with a portfolio that ranges from lightning design to performative reality using ad-hoc, fast-forward technological solutions in music, theatre, fashion, opera and exhibitions.
After decades exploring technology, science and art, Tupac's recent works have delved into LLM (Large Language Model), VR (Virtual Reality) and VP (Virtual Presence) to expand and blend boundaries in entertainment, media, theatre and art with pioneer pieces such as “UNIQUE”.
In lighting design, Tupac has recently been awarded with the Profile Awards in Outstanding Achievement in Innovation for his work in “Find your Eyes,” from the British choreo-photolist Benji Reid.

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EDUARDA ABBONDANZA

The President of Associação ModaLisboa and founder of Lisboa Fashion Week has an extensive career that encompasses numerous projects and diverse fields of specialization. She combines the direction of the ModaLisboa project with Fashion Design teaching, creative brand direction and design consultancy. She’s a member of several international boards, elevating and promoting Portuguese fashion in the international context over more than 30 years.

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MANUEL BOGALHEIRO

Manuel Bogalheiro is a professor at Universidade Lusófona and FCSH – UNL, and a PhD in Communication Sciences – Contemporary Culture and New Technologies (FCSH-UNL). He is a researcher at CICANT (Centre for Research in Applied Communication) and a member of the Philosophy of Communication section at ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association). He has edited Criticism of Total Mediations – Expanded Media Perspectives (Documenta, 2021), Disruptive Visual Expressions in Public Space (Edições Lusófonas / CICANT, 2021) and Evaluation of Design-Driven Research (2022).

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ZABRA

WORKSTATION NEW MEDIA CURATORS

ZABRA is a post-human artistic research and creation center that explores post-nature for contemporary creation through a transdisciplinary approach and interspecies dialogue. The center encourages each artist-researcher to develop their own interpretation of art, technology, and science, transforming it exploratorily to delve into unknown terrains. The individual research of each team member forms the basis of ZABRA's concept. By combining innovative technologies with a social and artistic mindset, a network and community are built that contribute to greater democratization of artistic, technological, and scientific access.

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