Zer0 conference, 2015

September 5, 2015

Zer0 2015

Zer0—the future of knowledge-intensive based art

Zer0 / the future of knowledge-intensive based art

September 5, 2015

Zer0 is a limited attendance conference sponsored by ILC—Museu Zer0 and organized by Aula do Risco.






Updating the state of the art on digital-based art issues, both from the creative as well as production, displaying dissemination and networking perspectives.

A panel discussion with artists, theoreticians, and experts.

This event will be of great value for the future Museu Zer0, a space dedicated to digital art.


Looking into the next challenges from the many actor’s perspectives: artists, theoreticians, production teams, institutions, reception channels, people and the cultural economy.

What should be the priorities for a new media institution?

Antonio Cerveira Pinto, artist, cultural advisor, and writer.


Discussion panel I
September 5, 09:30-11:30

Alex Adriaansens studied at the Royal Academy of Art and Design in ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL). With Joke Brouwer he is one of the founders of V2_. Art, science and technology and how they critique and construct the realities we live in is a major point of interest in his presentations. As the artistic director, he’s also responsible for the DEAF bi-annual festival one of the major European festivals on art, science, and technology.


John Klima employs a variety of technologies to produce artwork with hand-built electronics, and computer hardware and software. Consistently connecting the virtual to the real, Klima builds large scale electro-mechanical installations driven by 3D game software he programs from scratch. The virtual computer imagery mirrors and extends the potential and agency of the physical components to produce cohesive worlds that are both humorous and sinister. In 2003 he focused on his long-time fascination with model railroading to create his first HO scale railroad piece, titled simply Train. Exhibited in December 2003 at Postmasters Gallery in New York, Train was shown in April 2005 at the DeCordova Museum in Boston, and in September became part of the permanent collection of the Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo in Badajoz, Spain. Klima has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His exhibitions include BitStreams at the Whitney Museum of American Art as well as the 2002 Whitney Biennial. He has also exhibited at Eyebeam, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, PS.1 and The Brooklyn Museum of Art. His international exhibitions include The Museum for Communication in Bern, Switzerland, the NTT InterCommunication Center in Tokyo, Japan, The Daejeon Municipal Museum in Korea, and numerous international festivals. Selections from his bibliography include the New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Forum, Flash Art, and Business Week. Klima was recently a research scientist at the Courant Institute, New York University, and is currently adjunct Professor of Digital Media at the Rhode Island School of Design. Klima also teaches an extensive course in game design theory and production at the Polytechnic University of Brooklyn. John Klima is represented by Postmasters in New York, Bank Gallery in Los Angeles, and Gallery of International Media Art, Berlin, Germany.


Régine Debatty, is a blogger, curator, and critic. She’s from Belgium but is currently based in London and Turin.

She writes about the intersection between art, science and social issues on her blog we-make-money-not-art.com. She also contributes to several European design and art magazines and lectures internationally about the way artists, hackers and designers use science as a medium for critical discussion.

Most recent adventure: Being the co-author of the ‘book sprint’ New Art/Science Affinities Published by Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University + CMU STUDIO for Creative Inquiry


Museu Zer0
September 5, 12:00-12:45

Museum site visitSanta Catarina da Fonte do Bispo / The project of the new museum by Pedra Silva Architects

Discussion panel II
September 5, 15:30-18:00

André Sier is an artist-programmer unraveling algorithmic threads, maze builder, time-spatial continual experiences craftsman, building a body without organs.

He works with code, video, sound, 3d, sculptures, paintings, robots and the like works as an intermedia artist-programmer at s373.net/x. Highlights the series ‘struct’, ‘747’, ‘space race’, ‘k.’, ‘uunniivveerrssee’, ‘piantadelmondo’, immersive works in abstract spaces, often using site-specific data from microphones and cameras, or synthesizing experiences with generative and chaotic maths. Since 1997 has exhibited and performed code, installations/objects at several galleries, festivals, artistic spaces of Portugal, Spain, USA, Italy, Germany, Brasil, Slovenia, Poland, Switzerland.


Margarida Sardinha is an independent artist born in Lisbon, 1978, who studied, lived and worked in London for ten years. Her cross-media work comprises site-specific installation, film, animation, text, sound, photography, and study drawings, which are by definition kinetic and geometrically abstract. Its main focus is the production of abstract optical illusions about the spiritual in the art thus making concept parallels with literature, philosophy, religion, and science. Using these perceptions she searches for spiritual/psychological stages of consciousness and relates them with cycles of individual or universal growth. Archetypal geometry, dynamic symmetry, symbology, and color is the basis of the work are explored in a semiotic process of building, photographing and animating these “signs” that are understood as imprinted/innate forms of consciousness which enable us to see, hear and speak aesthetically.


Pedro Cruz started his academic activity when he enrolled in Physics Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon. He later changed his course to Informatics Engineering at the University of Coimbra.

In Coimbra he started collaborating with the communication design atelier FBA, doing motion and interactive installations. He spent a year in Belo Horizonte – Brazil, taking an internship at the creative studio 3bits, working in web and interaction design. He later concluded his master thesis in information visualization and aesthetics in Coimbra.Since 2010 he is an Invited Assistant Professor in the Design and Multimedia degrees at University of Coimbra while being a researcher at the Computational Design and Visualization Lab/CISUC. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in the Doctoral Program for Information Science and Technology of the same university, having passed through Cambridge, MA as a Ph.D. visiting-student at MIT Senseable City Lab and a research assistant through SMART (Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology) in the framework of the LIVE Singapore! A project, in Singapore.


Conference methodology
Introductory talks: 15 min.
Discussions: 15 min. for each presentation
Working language: English
Slide presentations should be limited to 5 units for each panelist.
Screenings and other audiovisual presentations should be limited to 5 min. for each panelist.
Complementary illustrations, text, code material, audiovisuals, and links may be posted to the seminar private blog (online by July 30)

Conference schedule
Arrival to Tavira: Friday, September 4
Conference and related activities: Saturday, September 5
Departure: Sunday, September 6

Full name and address needed for travelling and hotel arrangements.

Limited Attendance
If you want to attend this Conference, please send us an e-mail with a note about you and why you would like to participate in this event. Attendance to this Conference is free though limited to a maximum of 22 attendees, that should also take care of their own travelling and accomodation. The best place to stay: Tavira, Algarve, Portugal [Tripadvisor].

Biblioteca Municipal Álvaro de Campos, Tavira, Algarve, Portugal
(Google map)
(about Tavira—Telegraph)

Antonio Cerveira Pinto
Smartphone: +351 965 416 370
Skype: antoniocerveirapinto
Email: antonio.cerveirapinto {at}gmail{dot}com
WhatsApp: antonio de maria



Museu Zer0
museu-zer0://centr0 de arte d1g1tal

Zer0—o futuro da arte baseada no conhecimento/ uma conversa sobre arte digital

Tavira, 5 de setembro de 2015

Por iniciativa de António Cerveira Pinto, e com o apoio do ILC-Museu Zer0, realiza-se no próximo dia 5 de setembro, na Biblioteca Municipal Álvaro de Campos (Google map), uma Conferência internacional dedicada à arte digital, num momento em que os projetos de arquitetura e especialidades do Museu Zer0 estão na sua fase final.

Pretendemos neste encontro, cujo acesso é reservado, debater da forma mais aprofundada possível as diferentes visões e opiniões transmitidas pelo conjunto de especialistas em arte digital convidados para o efeito.

Durante esse dia, falaremos de experiências sintomáticas em curso, e conheceremos alguns importantes protagonistas da arte associada ao conhecimento, todos eles com mais de uma ou duas décadas de trabalho realizado neste campo.


Uma das realidades mais vivas desta evolução rápida do conhecimento humano é a duplicação digital do mundo através dos algoritmos computacionais que alimentam e reproduzem a internet da informação e da comunicação, a internet da representação e da telepresença, e a internet das coisas.

Esta desmaterialização comunicacional do mundo criou espaço para uma evolução específica no campo das artes. Da imagem ao som, passando pela palavra e pela manipulação simbólica dos conceitos mais variados, dezenas de milhar de artistas em todo o mundo consideram as novas tecnologias, e os novos desafios do conhecimento, como pontos de partida, matéria prima e ferramentas de criação simbólica num universo cultural cada vez mais partilhado pelo público. Estamos, aliás, numa fase adiantada das chamadas artes digitais e dos novos meios de criação artística. Uma fase por vezes denominada até de “arte pós-Internet”, caracterizada por uma fusão do material (as coisas) com o imaterial (o digital), como se cada uma destas dimensões da realidade se tornasse o subconsciente da outra.

A iniciativa de criar em Portugal um centro de arte, e um museu, focado na criatividade e nas artes digitais, justifica a realização deste primeiro encontro internacional de artistas, teóricos e especialistas profundamente envolvidos nestas matérias. Será, esperamos, o primeiro passo de uma longa e entusiasmante caminhada.

Oradores convidados

Alex Adriaansens é diretor do V2, uma das mais importantes instituições europeias dedicada à viabilização de projetos de arte, tecnologia e ciência.

André Sier é seguramente o mais brilhante artista programador português. Há anos que vem desenvolvendo novos universos generativos com vida própria e de dimensão infinita.

John Klima é um artista nova-iorquino que reparte a sua vida artística e profissional entre São Francisco, Nova Iorque e Lisboa. Profundo conhecedor dos universos da programação de mundos virtuais interativos (nomeadamente para o desenvolvimento comercial de jogos e comunidades virtuais), está particularmente centrado em algo a que poderíamos chamar a re-emergência da realidade analógica.

Margarida Sardinha é uma jovem artista portuguesa cujo trabalho se cruza com importantes correntes espirituais da arte europeia de sempre. As novas tecnologias fundem-se nas suas obras para dar lugar a um caleidoscópio de “iniciações” arquetípicas sobre as dimensões do espaço, do tempo, da palavra, das ideias e do mistério que une tudo isto.

Pedro Miguel Cruz, jovem engenheiro e investigador de processos de visualização de dados é uma das mais criativas personalidades portuguesas da atualidade. Aos 26 anos um projeto seu, realizado em colaboração com Penousal Machado e João Bicker, entrou no Moma, através da exposição “Talk to Me” (2011), colocando-o na elite dos designers de visualização de dados, de que também faz parte outro extraordinário designer cognitivo português, Manuel Lima.

Regine Débatty é autora de um dos mais abrangentes meios de difusão online do que se passa no já vasto universo das artes cognitiva, conhecendo assim como poucos o palpitar das verdadeiras vanguardas artísticas do momento.


Tema do debate: Zer0—o futuro da arte baseada no conhecimento
Local: Biblioteca Municipal Álvaro de Campos, Tavira

—Alex Adriaansens
—Regine Débatty
—John Klima
—Súmula do debate

—Visita ao futuro Museu Zer0, Santa Catarina da Vila do Bispo (ver projeto de arquitetura de Pedra Silva Architects)

—Intervalo para almoço

—André Sier
—Margarida Sardinha
—Pedro  Cruz


O acesso a esta conferência é gratuito, mas reservado a participantes previamente registados.

Caso queira partilhar connosco as comunicações e discussões do próximo dia 5 de setembro, envie-nos em e-mail (ou um sms para 965 416 370). Obrigado.

SMS: 965 416 370


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