terça-feira, abril 30, 2013


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quarta-feira, abril 24, 2013

video-letters by Isabel Valverde - thoughts on art and technology

Cruising Utopias

“At this moment it seems that queer visual culture needs to nourish our sense of potentiality and not reinforce our feeling of disappointment. If we are to go on, we need a critical modality of hope and not simply dramatization of loss and despair”
— José Esteban Muños, Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (via qpocalypse)

domingo, abril 21, 2013

I live in a world where many things I thought impossible are possible.

The day of your death I put a 50-mg dose of Testogel on my skin, so that I can begin to write this book. The carbon chains, O-H3, C-H3, C-OH, gradually penetrate my epidermis and travel through the deep layers of my skin until they reach the blood vessels, nerve endings, glands. I’m not taking testosterone to change myself into a man, nor as a physical strategy of transsexualism; I take it to foil what society wanted to make of me, so that I can write, fuck, feel a form of pleasure that is post-pornographic, add a molecular prostheses to my low-tech transgendered identity composed of dildos, texts, and moving images; I do it to avenge your death.

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An excerpt from Beatriz Preciado, Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era, translated from the French by Bruce Benderson and forthcoming from Feminist Press in September 2013.

sexta-feira, abril 19, 2013

Exhibit | 1ªAVENIDA | Porto, Portugal
- soon the webexhibit of the works -

Daniel Pinheiro Collection of Video Art - 7th Floor
19/04 - 5/05



2008 . “Man Alone – Uncredited (RE-PLAY to Understand)”

2008 . “The Movement Of Things”

2009 . “Douple”

2009 . “From Bottom to Top”

2010 . “BIRD | ANTS”

2011 . “MYTHEMS”

2011 . “All The Tired Horses: FALLING”

After | A partir de Duane Michals

2011 . “LOST “
Collaboration and Music | Colaboração e Música de Flávio Rodrigues


After / A partir de “Are You Lonesome Tonight”, Elvis Presley

2012 . “Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves”
Music by | Música por GRT

2012 . “Everything is OK”

2013 . “Missing”

terça-feira, abril 16, 2013

segunda-feira, abril 15, 2013

Thinking new solutions

Is 70 Percent Renewable Power Possible? #Portugal

- Hydropower supplied most: Hydroelectric power supplied 37 percent of total electricity — a 312 percent increase compared to last year.

- Wind turbines broke a record: Wind energy represented 27 percent of the total share, which is 60 percent higher than last year. This is 37 percent above average and good for the highest amount generated by wind in Portugal, ever.

- 2.3 percent less energy used: Energy consumption has fallen every year since 2010 and is now at 2006 levels. Some of the drop this quarter was due to fewer working days and a warmer winter, but even controlling for those factors, there was still a drop of .4 percent.

- Not so much solar: Solar energy supplies only .7 percent of total energy demand, according to 2012 figures (Q1 2013 figures were not available for solar). This constitutes 225.5 MW in total photovoltaic capacity.

- Dropping the fossil fuel habit: Portugal’s electricity had 29 percent less coal and 44 percent less gas in it from 2012 figures. The country must import the fossil fuels it burns.

- For sale: Portugal exported what would have been 6 percent of total electricity consumption to other countries. It will also be able to sell a chunk of its allotted carbon credits offered by the EU’s carbon trading system.


terça-feira, abril 02, 2013

"biological fearlessness"

"Gender is a strange thing. From the moment of birth, gender sets the rules and determines the playbook of our lives, sometimes against our will. When it gets really interesting is when a person rebels against something as fundamental as the gender they were biologically assigned. Heather is one of those people, a true punk with the kind of fearlessness that most biological men wish they were born with." - Robin Black

www.ladyfacemanbody.com a collaboration with Visual Artist and Body Builder Heather Cassils

segunda-feira, abril 01, 2013


Now you if you don't have an iOS device you probably haven't been caught in the latest addiction of sharing data the fastest way possible. Vine is a platform built by the same team that "shortened" up status and introduce the world to a whole system of hash-tagging that allows us to immediately search for our favorite topics and keep track of them. Vine is what we can call a fast video tweet.
6 seconds of moving image and sound.
Some wonder about its power on getting ahead of people's now settled habit of answering to Facebook's concerns about "your well being" or "what are you doing at a specific moment"... (Wouldn't it be better if Facebook threw questions like "Who is standing next to you? Ask him/her?" or something that would engage people into more human actions, rather than just answering to an AI.)
The fact is that the internet has paced up the world real time. We no longer watch videos at their full length (or many of us don't), we skip ahead and give to our brains the information that we've actually saw that piece of information. We index main urls in our heads - when we don't bookmark them - so we feel that we'll later go back to that and read it carefully or get to know it better. Which probably we don't.
6 seconds is all we need to post a catchy, hype and trendy video on the internet and let others watch. At the same velocity that GIF's became (again) a trend, Vine is coming to stay and to conquer the world not only as a social network platform but actually re-defining video art it self.
Unfortunately like "some" say, not having an iOS device is like living underneath a rock... so at this point I'm living in the past.