FILE CURITIBA 2014 – Anima+

FILE Curitiba 2014

FILE – Electronic Language International Festival presents the art and technology exhibition “FILE Curitiba 2014” with interactive installations, games and animation films at Centro Cultural Sistema Fiep, in Curitiba, from November 9th to December 7th.
For the past 15 years, FILE promotes exhibitions, workshops and gatherings that seek to investigate the appropriations of the technologic media – as computer and games – in artistic accomplishments. With annual exhibitions in São Paulo, editions in Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, in addition to participations in international events, FILE is the biggest digital art event in Latin America.
In this exhibition, the public from Curitiba has the opportunity to know part of the recent production of electronic and digital art that has been made internationally, through a cutout of the full editions of FILE, that happen annually in São Paulo and bring together about 400 works from 40 different countries.


Karina Smigla-Bobinski – Simulacra – Poland/Germany

“Simulacra” is an optophysical experimental arrangement. If you hold a magnifying glass (polarizing film) before the monitor, images of hands, feet, and long black hair appear through a seemingly transparent film. But if you turn the lens in front of your eyes, the polarizing structure of the film creates color shifts or even complementary negative images.

Petros Vrellis – Starry Night – Greece

“Starry Night” is an interactive installation based on Van Gogh’s masterpiece “Starry Night”. The iconic flows of original painting come to life, as an animation. The visitor can interact with the painting, altering the flows by touching. Any influence is temporary and the animation gradually returns to its original state. The background music also responds to the flow.

Rejane Cantoni & Leonardo Crescenti – SPEAK – Brazil

An autonomous and interactive speaking machine that establishes automatic communication and synchonization between humans and machines, and between machines and machines. The whole equipment captures voices and other sounds, which are analysed and established with equivalences. These are spoken and exhibited on the screens, making a “dialogue” possible.

Ricardo Barreto & Maria Hsu – Martela – Brazil

“Martela” is a tactile robot comprised of 27 engines. Points, vectors, and textures correspond to movements of the touches on the body which can be single or multiple and in different directions, what may create agreeable or conflicting situations. The composition involves sensory relations that are interpreted by the user’s sensibility.

Takeshi Mukai, Kei Shiratori & Younghyo Bak – ARART – Japan

“ARART” is an application that breathes life into objects. It links reality with the expressions delivered through mobile devices adding new stories and values to the real environment.


Amanita Design s.r.o. – Botanicula – Czech Republic
E McNeill – Auralux – United States
Ed Key & David Kanaga – Proteus – United States
Minority Media Inc. – Papo & Yo – Canada
Nyamyam – Tengami – United Kingdom
Playdead – Limbo iOS – Denmark
Queasy Games & I Am Robot and Proud – Sound Shapes – Canada
Right Square Bracket Left Square Bracket Games – Dyad – Canada
Simogo – Year Walk – Sweden
ustwogames – Monument Valley – United Kingdom


Celia Riviere – L’Odyssée du feu sacré – France
Dawn Brown – House of Monsters – United States
Fernando Maldonado & Jorge Tereso – Shave It – Argentina
Gabriel Kempers – The Me Bird – Brazil
Henrique Barone – The Man Who Saw a Boat – Brazil
Henning Lederer – Numb – Germany
Joanna Lurie – The Silence Beneath the Bark – France
Katie Cropper – The Productive Anijam – United States
Ludo Gavillet – Monsterbox – France
Marie Vieleville – Soeur et Frère – France
Martin Brunet, Alex Vial, Leslie Martin & Matthieu Garcia – OZO – France
Mélanie Tourneur – Animal – Belgium
Mélanie Tourneur – Premieres Plumes – Belgium
Nadav Arbel – Common Is the Sense – Israel
Renata G?siorowska – Birthday – Poland
Rhiannon Evans – Heartstrings – United Kingdom
Ricardo Renna – The Final Straw – United States
Robert Wallace – Dead Head – United States
Rosana Urbes – Guida – Brazil
Ryan Mauskopf – Professor Soap: Chapter One – United States
Ryan Mauskopf – Spacetime Fabric Softener – United States
Simón Wilches – Semáforo – Colombia
Wesley Rodrigues – Viagem na chuva – Brazil
Ya-Ting Yu – Out of Sight – Taiwan

November 9th to December 7th 2014
Centro Cultural Sistema Fiep
Av. Cândido de Abreu, 200, Centro Cívico – Curitiba/PR
From Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 AM to 6 PM