looper

live action captured in video and projected again
over-layering the present body with its multiple pasts.

variation with projected lines on top of the body:

 

‘Looper’ is an ongoing exploration, used in different contexts, formats, and people.

for instance, in dance hack 2016 where sounds and image of two musicians and a dancer were looped to create improvisations.

and here during a musical performance of emsemble economique (a/v club, at occii, amsterdam, 2015):

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In Return, video installation, 2012

One thing must be understood: I have said nothing extraordinary or even surprising. What is extraordinary begins at the moment I stop. But I am no longer able to speak of it.
– Maurice Blanchot

‘In Return’ is an audiovisual installation that refers to myths and poetics of time and fatherhood.


video documentation:

It’s a synthesis between pre- recorded X live human actions.

The work originates in actions recorded in video. When presented the video images become an installation, gaining spatial & monumental functions.

Through the video, the visitors experience echoes or traces of a history.

The two projectors do not simply reproduce a pre-composed image, but also produce the composition live.

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The work borrows pre-existing texts and images. There are passages of Paul Auster’s book ‘The Invention of Solitude’, a samba song originally composed and sung by Cartola, diferent references to Joseph Campbell’s myths analysis, among others. These pre-existing material is recited and combined with the body actions, in a succession of audiovisual fragments.

in return during athen’s video festival 2013:

 

Research

Pablo’s background is audiovisual medium. Lately he has been exploring performance. The research consists of combining these two media, by translating live actions into video.

One of the challenges is create a space where the video has as much impact as a human body would.

His work is often quotational or referential. He apppropriates and re-works existing ideas and concepts.

 

Thanks to

my father, Cosme Coelho ※ Shadi Gilani ※ Gabriel Bogossian ※ Thiago Paiva ※ Charlotte ‘t Hart ※ Michiel Pijpe & Stagelab ※ Taconis Stolk ※ Kasper van der Horst ※ Izolda Griner

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Places of Memory, video, 2011-2012

The confrontation of an inner universe with shared external spaces.

 

the video can be watched online:

 

An essential approach in this work (and in the research that originated it) is re-contextualization. It is present, for instance, in the transfer of a intimate motivation to a public context, in the translation of live actions into video medium, in the borrowing of shared classical mythologies to create individual narratives.

 

Credits:

conception & execution: Pablo Dias
text: “The Adventures of Pinocchio” by  Carlo Collodi / translation by Carol Della Chiesa
camera: Vitor Peixoto
thanks to: Shadi Gilani
2011–2012, Amsterdam & Rio de Janeiro

 

Public screenings:

• “Territórios da Experiência: Vizinhanças” at different public locations – São Paulo / Brazil – October 2012
• “Cadernices – Registros do Processo Criativo” at Casa Dezinove – Rio de Janeiro / Brazil – October 2012
• “Final Graduation Show” at Royal Academy of Arts – The Hague / The Netherlands – July 2012
• “Clash of Contexts” at Walden Affairs gallery – The Hague / The Netherlands – June 2012

 

Autotimer, performance

The performers image is captured and played back with a delay of one minute.
They do things; the computer repeats them like a slow mirror.
They attempt to add sound to their repeated images, making new actions which are not totally perfect and synchronized; these in return are again captured and repeated.

Here everyday technologies such as the webcam and video-conference situation are repurposed and subverted, in a playful manipulation of essential basic elements of the audio-visual medium.

 

 

another version performed at zeebelt – ‘toeval’ avond, den haag:

Developed within Stagelab and with technical support of Codelab/ Nenad Popov — master ArtScience 2010-2012

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movie parser — work in progress

in order to re-edit a movie, you can find content easily via the subtitles file (at least if the movie was downloaded from the internet!)

first a program shows the most common words in the chosen movie. then it automatically cuts the movie and shows only the moments where the selected word is said.

programs created in Processing and Max/Jitter in collaboration with Golan Levin and David Rokeby during the Poeme Numerique masterclass at the Baltan Laboratories, 2010.

subtitlte file
the visualization of the most common words done via processing.
the max/jitter patch that allows to playback only the parts of the movie where the word is said.

 

the project in the media:

golan levin releases our project online:

A Processing Parser for SubRip Subtitle Files

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