Rudolfo Quintas, Tiago Dionísio, João Costa
Rudolfo Quintas (Interactive Media Artist.) was born in Espinho, in 1980. He is currently developing his master¹s dissertation ³Computer Vision as Gesture Interface for Audiovisual Performance Systems² for MCGAV Master¹s in Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments, Department of Engineering in Minho University. In 2003 he was graduated in Sound and Image, specialized in Digital Arts, UCP Portuguese Catholic University. He made a research internship in Art and Interactive Design, London, United Kingdom, and Studied Electronic Music Composition in the DAMS program with Giorgio Notolli, in Rome University-Italy as ERASMUS studies. He has participated in electronic Music workshops oriented by Curtis Roads, James Dashow, António de Sousa Dias, António Ferreira and in real-time video processing with Jeremy Breinstein. In 2003 he directed ²Extrude² a 3D Animation for electronic music composition for Opera by James Dashow, - www.jamesdashow.net presented worldwide, with an article published in the Computer Music Journal- MIT 2005. Since 1998 he makes VJ for electronic Music in Portugal, Rome and London. This year, he presented an Interactive Media Installation -³Displacement²- in the National Young Artists Exhibition ¹04 and also published an article of ³Displacement² in the 2nd Edition of Artech, with Tiago Dionísio. As a team, they have been developing and presented several Interactive Media Installations based on Computer vision: "New Media As Cyborg" 2001, "Transfigurations2003", "Dynamic Painting 2003", "Overlap 2003" and "Displacement 2004". Recetly he was Assistant Professor of 3D Computer Animation and Interactive Media Arts at ESAD, Polytechnic School of Arts and Design, Caldas da Rainha.
Tiago Dionísio (Interactive Media Artist) was born in Lisbon, in 1974. Currently, he is developing his Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments master¹s dissertation - ³Three-dimensional Reconstruction and Interaction in Collaborative Virtual Environments for Body Expression Arts², in Minho University. He presented an Interactive Media Installation -³Displacement²- in the National Young Artists Exhibition ¹04 and also published an article of ³Displacement² in the 2nd Edition of Artech, with Rudolfo Quintas. He and Rudolfo Quintas also participated in National Young Creators Exhibition ¹03 with an Interactive Media Installation -³Overlap², in Silves. He exhibited an interactive installation with Rudolfo Quintas, in Labirintho Gallery, Porto. He took part as a member of the production team of the Digital Arts Festival Olhares de Outono 2003, where he took several workshops, ³Crash Course Puredata², ³Composing Sound/ Composing with Sound² and ³Expressive Gesture², at School of Arts Portuguese Catholic University, Porto. He collaborated with a real time 3D animation for the concert of the contemporary music project -Orchestrutopica. He joined in the Master Class ³Introduction to Digital Image Processing with Sound², included in the MISO Music 2003 Festival, at the Portuguese Contemporary Music Information Center, Coimbra. In 2003, he graduated in Sound and Image, specialization in Digital Arts, School of Arts Portuguese Catholic University. In 2003, he participated in the production of video for the presentation of concerts by the music project Alla Polaca.
João Costa (Choreographer) Born in Espinho, in 1979. He began his dance studies with Conchita Ramirez following the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dancing. From 1997 till 2003, he studied Pharmaceutical Sciences in Porto University. He did the ³Course of Choreographic Research and Creation-Lisbon 03.04² in Fórum Dança with Rui Horta, Clara Andermatt and Francisco Camacho.Between 1993 and 2000, he danced in ³CDA-Companhia de Dança de Aveiro² for which he choreographed ³Vivências²(97) and worked with Maria do Carmo Costa, Elisa Worm and José Seabra. As an independent dancer, he performed the pieces ³Fragmentário² and ³Todos sabemos que cores usar² by Ana Figueira, ³Projecto Fúria² by Alberto Magno, ³Imune² by Pedro Carvalho, ³Message to the fish² and ³Of Cabbages and Kings² by Joclécio Azevedo, ³Pó² and ³Lá où je d¹or² by Isabel Barros, ³Vooum² by Né Barros and in Companhia Instável ³Too much is not enough² by Nigel Charnock, ³Blue² and ³Thought not not² by Jamie Watton, ³True North² by Bruno Listopad and ³Wade in the Water² by Javier de Frutus. As choreographer, he developed "7 dias e 1 semana³ (99), ³you let me forget again² (00), ³little girl If I was² (01), "lilly.03" (03), ³Perception of the specimen² (04), ³Espero² (04), "lilly 04.05" (05) and more recently for the ³Festival da Fabrica², "peter 05". In 2002, he took part in island 1- Capitals Encontros Acarte 2003 of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Un-under the roof-Choreography as an investment in risk, dance as a laboratory of doubt) and in the residence in Porto of the ³Repérages danse à Lille 2002².
The team is currently collaborating for the first time on a theatre based performance with choreographer João Costa. Attending the Digital Cultures Lab, the group will show excerpts from previous work (video documentation) . On their Swap website they also have some short movies that document ³Olvelap², ³displacement², ³dynamic Painting² and ³transfigurations². They will also bring a television program that shows their work and an interview about Interactive Art in Portugal.