October 25th – 29th
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
QR CODE is a multimedia performance installation that explores the creative potential of Quick Response codes. The graphical display of these two-dimensional barcodes, in conjunction with other artistic languages, is used to investigate Marshall McLuhan’s concept of “Media as Extensions”, which sees communication media as extensions of the human faculties. The installation space becomes a site where global reality is brought into the here and now and can be manipulated.
The work is composed of different media – performance, video, audio, installation – that act as polyphonic elements in the physical space, testing the limits of communication and the possibilities of information. By moving between two spaces with distinct settings and rhythms – the internal space of the gallery and the external space of the roads in each location – an immersive and reflexive relationship arises from the tension between physical and virtual experience.
QR CODE is a rhizomatic installation, a web of multiple connections between objects, organisms and hybrid experiences.
Terceira Pessoa is a structure that develops artistic projects, with a special focus on performing arts and multidisciplinary media. In his projects, TP privileges a multidisciplinary approach, integrating professionals from diverse artistic languages. TP work develops around art as a science of experience and experimentation, based on a constant dialogue and exchange between audiences and artists. Terceira Pessoa is also a place yet to come.
Maria Leonardo Cabrita
Technical assembly support
Direção-Geral das Artes
República Portuguesa – Cultura
Fábrica da Criatividade, Castelo Branco
ASTA/Festival Portas do Sol
Festival Temps d’Images
Rua das Gaivotas 6
LAMA Teatro (Faro)
Câmara Municipal de Castelo Branco/Fábrica da Criatividade