Digigarden: Nivaldo Godoy Júnior & Panais Bouki

Songs of Googlism

“We could not give name to things if we didn’t have a previous notion of them. These prenotions offer, therefore, a complete certainty.” (Epicurus, mentioned by D. Laertius X) “Songs of Googlism” consists in the use of the “Googlism” tool by Google for the creation of texts formed by fragments of sentences coming from different sites on the internet. Those enumerated sentences start to compose a multifaceted definition on a given subject, according to the term defined in the search. The result is a set of ideas that separately don’t create a closed meaning, but they build an mesh of definitions. The process consists in making that resulting text be read by the computer with the use of voice-emulation software and vocoders (at the same time it is projected as sentences during the presentation). Sound structures were composed to accompany the text reading, transforming the result into a kind of music that comments the sentences’ meaning. For this edition of FILE Hipersônica, the elaborated themes are: “Googlism for: ART”, “Googlism for: COMPUTER MUSIC”, “Googlism for: MEGALOPOLIS”, “Googlism for: NATURE”, “Googlism for: HUMAN”, and “Googlism for: LIFE” .

Digigarden is an audiovisual bureau formed by Nivaldo Godoy Júnior and Panais Bouki. They produced in 2005 the documentary “A Thousand Fragments in Gray Tones” for Sitterwerk institute (Switzerland). They had the works “Caos.Ticante” (a cube that is unfolded in hypercubes to trap and to free human bodies in their geometry), and “Street” (deconstruction and remix of the documentary “A reinvenção da rua”, by Rogério Sganzerla”), exhibited at the 15th International Festival of Electronic Art VIDEOBRASIL (SESC Pompéia), and at the 19th São Paulo Audiovisual Exhibition (MIS – Museum of Image and Sound). They are responsible for official DVDs of the International Electronic Language Festival (FILE and FILE RIO), where they accomplished a video-documentation, edition, soundtrack, and audiovisual identity of the FILE logo. The work received the name of “Digitalis”.