Suite for Mobile Tags – Movement #1
Suite for Mobile Tags is a project based on QR-Code (Quick Response Code) that proposes a collective musical composition exercise, sudden and anonymous. To perform its first movement, one departs from a set of eight mobile tags which have embedded a phone number. Each of these numbers is fed by a sample. The audience directs their mobile, or one of the phones available in the exhibition space, to one of the displays that contain a mobile phone coded in QR-Code. To participate, one must have a QR-Code reader installed in his or her mobile, such as i-nigma, that may be downloaded free at http://www.i-nigma.com/. it is not necessary to have a mobile phone with advanced resources, but the mobile must have a camera (of any kind). Functioning scheme of Mobile Tags Symphony [ilust.] number of the activated phone plays a ringtone picture printed with the phone number embedded in the code qr-code reader dials a number On QR-Codes and Mobile Tagging Mobile Tagging is a phenomenon directly related to the popularization of mobile telephony. It is a scripture practice destined to reading in transit. Based on a two-dimensional bar code – QR-Code, Quick Response Code -, it is interpreted by any phone camera, including VGA, because the camera is used as a little scanner, from a reader installed in the device.
Giselle Beiguelman is the author of awarded projects: The Book After the Book, egoscope, reviewed by The New York Times, and Landscape0 (with Marcus Bastos and Rafael Marchetti), among others. She develops projects for the internet since 1994, and involving mobile-communication devices since 2001, when she created Wop Art, praised by the national and international press, including The Guardian (UK) and Neural (Italy). Her projects were presented in exhibitions as 25th Biennial of São Paulo, el final del eclipse (Fundación Telefonica, Madrid and Latin America), Algorithmic Revolution (ZKM – Germany), Biennial of Seville and MEIAC (Estremadura Museum, Spain). She is a post-graduate professor in Communication and Semiotics at PUC-SP, artistic director of Prize Sergio Motta of Art and Technology, and curator of Nokia Trends (2007 and 2008). www.desvirtual.com Mauricio Fleury (a.k.a mauricio f.) is a multiinstrument musician, producer and dj. He acts since 2002 in the independent scene in São Paulo, working with several groups and artists> he started his career with the band Les Sucettes and then, in 2003, he joined the band MULTIPLEX. In 2007 he was selected among more than 2,600 candidates of all over the world to participate in Red Bull Music Academy, an event that gathers musicians and producers to exchange experiences and to produce collectively. He was the only Brazilian musician invited by festival Sónar in Barcelona in 2008. In that same year, he presented his first solo show as part of the program of Nokia Trends festival, which counted on bands as Bomb The Bass, N.A.S.A., and Kid Sister. Credits: Creation and development: Giselle Beiguelman, Mauricio Fleury Sound Design of the space: Rodolfo Yadoya Display design and architecture: Renata Motta, Duda Arruk