ABOUT PROYECTO EMOVERE
Proyecto Emovere was born in 2014 at the Faculty of Arts of Universidad de Chile under the direction of academics Francisca Morand (Dance Department) and Javier Jaimovich (Sound Department). It originated as an interdisciplinary collaboration aimed at researching and developing artistic creation from the perspective of new technologies and interactivity. The cluster’s first interactive interdisciplinary work premiered with the name Emovere in October 2015. Based on this initial creative process, the decision was made to continue the work, and the Proyecto Emovere cluster was formed. From its inception until today, the cluster has brought together students, artists, professionals and academics from various disciplines including Dance, Sound Art, Musical Composition, Visual Arts, Engineering and Theory in order to create and discuss their topics of interest in various modalities: creative works, workshops, residencies, seminars, presentations at national and international conferences, and publications. This project has a substantial technology component, yet always in relation to the body; a body approached from its biology, considering its physiology, emotion, voice and biosignals as founding materials for the interactive process.
In the interest of researching through practice and interdiscipline, the cluster organized the International Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Creation/Research Methodologies: Art, Body and New Technologies in 2016. The Colloquium focused on the dialogue among various national and international guests, academics, artists and students for the purpose of discussing emerging methodologies in creative and research processes involving the arts in interdisciplinary collaborations that include the use of new technologies.
In 2018, the cluster started working on its second work and incorporated artist Mónica Bate (Department of Visual Arts) to the team. “Intersecciones Frágiles” combines installation and performance in a work that reflects on the contemporary body and what emerges when its biology meets technology.
“Emovere’s experimental and interdisciplinary work method seeks new relational forms for the various disciplines that converge in the project, generating procedures that not only focus on the construction of artistic materials, but also question emerging methodologies in an attempt to produce creative processes marked by research. These creative-research processes enable the generation of “new relational and perceptual forms in which interdisciplinary work breeds new ways of understanding, interacting, approaching, experimenting and composing with the body in connection with new technologies.”
The cluster’s interdisciplinary inclination is fed by a constant search for collaborations in the field of art, teaching, theory and practice, as there is a conviction that processes are nourished when they are influenced and modified by new outlooks and people. Collaborations with academics such as Diego Gómez-Venegas, Isabel Jara, Sang Lee, Felipe Cussen, Cristián Canto and Daniela Marini, among others, are an essential component of the cluster’s exploration. This also includes participating in workshops and outreach activities, as well as teaching in interdisciplinary courses in which there is a cross-pollination with training artists.
Presentations in scenic spaces and cultural centers (selection):
- Season at Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral (GAM), 2015, Santiago
- Season at Sala Arte Escénico UPLA, 2015, Valparaiso
- Residency and presentation at Centro de Creación y Residencia NAVE, 2016, Santiago
- Workshops and presentation at Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia
- Performance at Centro Cultural Matucana 100, 2016, Santiago
- Presentation at the 2017 ISEA International Conference, Colombia
- Performance, workshops and presentations at Foro de las Artes – VID, Santiago
- Performance at the 2018 NIME International Conference, Virginia, USA
- First Arts, Science and Innovation Workshop, 2018 Chile-Japan Forum, Nikko, Japan
- Performance at Espacio O, 2018, Santiago
- Performance at Sala Pablo Neruda, Metro Quinta Normal, 2019, Santiago
- Exhibition at MAC Parque Forestal, 2020, Santiago
Other outreach and academic exchange activities:
- Artistic residency and research as part of Proyecto Emovere for doctoral students of the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) of Queen’s University Belfast (UK) Paula Guzzanti (choreographer) and Richard Davis (sound artist), and composer Martin Devek from Dublin City University. Participation on the International Dance Day, Sala Pablo Neruda, Metro Quinta Normal, 2019.
- Organization and production of the International Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Creation/Research Methodologies: Art, Body and New Technologies, August 2016.