FILE BELO HORIZONTE 2018 – Electronic art in the disruptive age | CCBB

D I S R U P T I V A – Electronic art in the disruptive age | CCBB BH

January 19 to March 19

FILE Electronic Language International Festival
Electronic art in the disruptive age

The Ministry of Culture and Banco do Brasil present:
FILE – Electronic Language International Festival – Electronic Art in the Disruptive Age.

Since its first edition in 2000, the Festival has organized collective exhibitions which give the visitor the opportunity to view and experience the full range of electronic art. Since it started in São Paulo, the Festival has shown digital works by artists from 32 countries, reinforcing Brazil’s reputation as an important contributor to international discussions and reflections on electronic and digital art.
The exhibition “DISRUPTIVA – Electronic Art in the Disruptive Age” brings innovative works to Belo Horizonte city, showing how artists are currently producing their works in a disruptive context, and providing to the public access to new technologies immersion, interaction with new media, artistic pieces that dialogue with the contemporary life and shared experiences.
In presenting these works, Banco do Brasil reinforces its commitment to informing the public about aspects of the visual arts and encouraging access to culture by giving the public opportunities to have a direct experience of the works of artists who reflect on aspects of contemporary society.
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

Electronic Art in the Disruptive Age

When we speak of disruptive ages, we are talking about disruptive innovation. The term was coined by Clayton Christensen, inspired by Joseph Schumpeter’s concept of “creative destruction”. Creative destruction is a concept from the field of economics which aims to explain the disruption to a market when a new company introduces a new and innovative technology that it is an overwhelming success, to the extent that it makes competing products completely obsolescent. Disruptive innovations destroy the competition, opening up new markets. They lead to new consumer and user behaviors. Such innovations support the emergence of different behaviors that lead to new forms of society and culture.
An example of this is the smartphone, with its innovative simulations and emulations, such as the fusion of the cellphone with a camera. This digital convergence between the cellphone and the camera led to a massive increase the sharing of personal images on the social media. And something new emerged – the selfie. An example of mass behavior made universal through the social media. Now anyone can take their self-portrait with a selfie.
The camera has an historical role in transforming the world of the arts. When the smartphone camera appeared, it stimulated a search for innovation, for the transformation of the obsolete and the old, in the artistic and cultural vanguards that prevailed as the 19th century became the 20th.
Throughout the 20th century, artistic research and manifestos sought innovative means of expression. From the point of view of artistic production, the interdisciplinary relationship between arts and technology led to achievements which have effectively transformed the creative process and the way in which art is exhibited. Whether it be the relationship between the work and the public or that between the public and the exhibition space.
Today electronic art has a fundamental role in the contemporary world, because it is one of the few art forms that not only addresses technological innovation but also the diversity of new behaviors which are part of contemporary society.
For 18 years, FILE – Electronic Language International Festival – has presented contemporary electronic arts research and works from artists all over the world. It has always sought to incorporate the new behaviors that have emerged during this innovative process in its conceptual approach. This has resulted in a diverse selection of works being shown which have given the public the opportunity to experience artistic works which seek to express the aesthetics of contemporary society and which have, at times, supported the possibility of new behaviors in the exhibition space.
For the events that will occur at Banco do Brasil Cultural Centers in Brasília, Belo Horizonte, and Rio de Janeiro, FILE has chosen the theme “Electronic art in the disruptive age”. These exhibitions purpose a rupture at the traditional form of art appreciation, here the visitors can experience: new sensations and perceptions; senses the relationship between real and digital movement; interact with the works and immerse themselves into virtual reality.
Ricardo Barreto e Paula Perissinotto
Conception and Organization of FILE


The power of animated image

As the famous saying of Confucius tells: “A picture is worth a thousand words”. In this sense, perhaps we could say that an animation, with hundreds of images, is worth more than thousands of texts.
Whoever lived in the distant decades of animation was certainly exposed to cartoons without dialogue or written narratives, which were filled with stories and adventures, such as The Road Runner, Tom & Jerry and The Pink Panther.
Speaking of more current cartoons, “Geri’s Game” tells the story of an old man who plays chess with himself, taking the position of the two competitors. A work without any dialogue that won the 1998 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
Within this wordless universe, FILE Anima+ presents a special curation for children with cartoons that do not relate to simple lines, but to the richness of details, such as shapes and colors, movements and musicality. One of them is the French award-winning short film “Blue Honey,” which tells the story of a small bee allergic to pollen that discovers an extraordinary product that will drastically affect the life of the hive. Another example is “My Strange Grandfather”, short film by Russian artist Dina Velikovskaya, which tells the story of a child whose grandfather, with some strange habits, makes creative objects.
There is also the fun “Parrot Away”: on a lonely island, there is a pet shop of parrots with the most beautiful birds of the seven seas. The parrot Pierre lives there and his biggest dream is to sit on the shoulder of a great pirate and live great adventures, but he is ugly and a bit clumsy. One day, a late pirate, very worn and desperate, is forced to carry the only parrot left in the store – Pierre! But the adventure is not like Pierre expected.

Raquel Olivia Fukuda
Curator of FILE Anima+

1. Adrián Regnier – Y. – Mexico
2. Adrian Dexter, Birk Von Brockdorff, Arnold Bagasha, Mikkel Vedel, Jody Ghani & Drude Mangaard – Vaesen – Denmark
3. Amber Xu – Luscious – China
4. Ana Mouyis – Pussy! – United States
5. Anabela Costa – In Motion – Portugal
6. Andrea Cristini – Obsolescence – Canada
7. Anna Leterq – Corbillard – France
8. Anna Leterq – Metronome – France
9. Anne Beal – Balance and Swing – United States
10. Ben Ozeri & Corentin Monnier – Grandmas Hero – Denmark
11. Ash Thorp – None – United States
12. Ava I-Wen Huang – Betsy Blue – United States
13. Burcu & Geoffrey – Nurapaten – France
14. claRa apaRicio yoldi – Efficient Story – United Kingdom
15. Clemens Wirth – Kinsetsu – Austria
16. Cornelius Joksch – Adultland – Germany
17. Damien Deschamps, Vincent Gallut & Lucie Prigent – 70’s Venice Beach – France
18. Daniel Sousa – The Windmill – Portugal
19. Dianne Bellino – The Itching – United States
20. Eran Hilleli – Inside Out – Israel
21. Faiyaz Jafri – Cyclone forever – Netherlands
22. Faiyaz Jafri – Hello Bambi – Netherlands
23. Faiyaz Jafri – Natural Plastic – Netherlands
24. Faiyaz Jafri – POPone – Netherlands
25. Gerhard Human – Last Train Home – South Africa
26. Gervais Merryweather – Mall 84 – Great Britain
27. Giant Animation – Geist – Ireland
28. Grace Mi – TPJ – United States
29. Helmut Breineder – Porter des Choses – Germany
30. Helmut Breineder – Pheromone – Germany
31. Henning M. Lederer – Sisyphus Machines – Germany
32. Hyunmin Lee – Diversion – South Korea.
33. Ibrido Studio – Water Hunters – Italy
34. Ivan Dixon – Adult Swim. Player Hater – Australia
35. Jake Fried – Mind Frame – United States
36. Julien Regnard – Somewhere Down the Line – Ireland
37. Juliette Viger – Untamed – France
38. Julius Horsthuis – Fractalicious (serie) – Netherlands
39. Lucas Durkheim – Grounded – France
40. Lori Malépart-Traversy – Nocturia – Canada
41. Liu Sha – It Is My Fault – China
42. LUNOHOD – Wings and Oars – Latvia
43. LUNOHOD – Issa – Latvia
44. ManvsMachine Studio – Versus – United Kingdom
45. Marcin Gizycki – STO[NE]S – Poland
46. Markus Magnusson – KickFlip Grampa – Sweden
47. Markus Magnusson – Floppy Disk – Sweden
48. Martina Scarpelli – Cosmoetico – Italy
49. Masahiko Sato & EUPHRATES – Ballet Rotoscope – Japan
50. Mehdi Aouichaoui, Claire Dejoie, François Heysen, Pauline Lebris & Quentin Pointillart – Rose Bleue – France
51. Michael Marczewski – Bad Vibes – United Kingdom
52. Michael Marczewski – Vicious Cycle – United Kingdom
53. Pedro Ivo Carvalho – Vagabond – Brazil
54. Pierre-Jean Le Moël & Eva Jiahui Gao – OURO: How my eyes became Red – France
55. Ramiro AMK Fernandez – Cubic Circles – Argentina
56. Raquel Piantino – Duplo – Brazil
57. Rune Spaans – Red Rainbow – Norway
58. Sandrine Deumier – ExterPark – France
59. Shirin Abedinirad – Babel Tower – Iran
60. Silvia de Gennaro – Travel Notebooks: Beijing, China – Italy
61. Sofie Kampmark – Tsunami – Denmark
62. Studio Smack – Paradise – Netherlands
63. Susanne Wiegner – Future in the Past – Germany
64. The Line Animation – Ciclope – United Kingdom
65. Vincenzo Lodigiani – Split – United States
66. Yali Herbet & Lee Drot – Mirrors – Israel
67. Zombie Studio – Dream – Brazil
68. Kazuhiro Goshima – Phenakistoscope 2016 – Japan
69. Karsten Hoof & Frederik Salling Troels-Smith – The Great Harlot and the Beast –Germany

Musical Videos
1. Bo Mathorne – Of the Wand & the Moon: We Are Dust – Denmark
2. Christian Larrave – Gap Yr Boiz – United States
3. Dropbear (aka Jonathan Chong) – Magnetic – Australia
4. Hugo Ramirez – The Chase in the Ghost Train – France
5. Karni & Saul – Perfect World – United Kingdom
6. Moritz Reichartz – Space Diaspora – Germany
7. Nicolas Fong – Those Visions Have No End – Belgium
8. Owl House Studios – Routine – United Kingdom
9. Robert Wallace – Michael Nau. Love Survive – United Kingdom
10. Miao Jing – Hills Beyond a River – China

Special for Children
1. Andrew Wilson & Michael Trikosko – Invisible – United States
2. Burcu & Geoffrey – Casse-Croûte – France
3. Daniel Sousa – Feral – Portugal
4. Dina Velikovskaya – My Strange Grandfather – Russia
5. Guilherme Marcondes – The Unlikely Hero – Brazil
6. Gunner – Mesh – United States
7. Hornet Studio, Emmanuelle & Julien – Cadillac Fairview – United States
8. Mads Weidner – Parrot Away – Denmark
9. Monica Manalo – For the Lost – United States
10. Simon Scheiber – The Lighthouse – Austria
11. Daphné Durocher, Constance Joliff & Fanny Lhotellier – Blue Honey – France