João Beira is a visual artist that explores the intersection between 3D projection design with interactive media. Integrated with his art practice, he is currently working towards a dual degree PhD at University of Texas and the University of Porto, Portugal, which focuses on the integration of sensing technologies with projection-based augmentations for live dance performance. He is also the founder and creative director of Datagrama, a visual performance art project. Some of his most notable works have included collaborations with artists such as Quixotic, Vitamotus, and Yacov Sharir. His installation and performance work have been presented at International Art Festival such as SXSW, Kernel Festival, Burning Man, Boom Festival, to name a few. He holds a M.A. in Multimedia Art, and was a lecturer at the ESG University, Portugal, from 2007 to 2010.
Creative mapping in expressive performance design
Talks from artists present at the festival who will speak about their works, revealing some of his projects, influences and creative processes
BIOMEDIATION is a sensor based audiovisual performance that digitizes the practice of meditation. Through the use of a EEG headset, the cognitive and emotional experience of the performer is translated dynamically to sound and video compositions in real time. It connects the body to brain activity, merging the physical world with the psychic dimension. Described as a biofeedback process, BIOMEDIATION unveils the role of the brain and emotions as audiovisual feedback and as an instrument for live ...Read Mores