Ment alliberada, dispersada i mediatitzada informàticament: connectivitat global asincrònica. Tot celebrant la telenoia, rebutgem l'individualisme solitari, ansiós, alienat i neuròticament privat de l'antiga cultura industrial. A la cultura telemàtica, la telenoia substitueix la paranoia.
Telenoia, Roy Ascott
Founded on 2000, Telenoika was created as a group of people interested in the audiovisual creation, which desired to share knowledge with the public and to present them the constant innovations of the artistic languages produced thanks to the democratization that the arrival of new domestic audiovisual technologies has meant. In order to achieve this purpose, the Videa Festival was celebrated from 2000 to 2002, and it was a worldwide referent regarding this kind of interdisciplinary events that range from science conferences to artistic workshops or public performances in which the audience can take part. Following this line, the VAX meetings, carried out during 2005 and 2006, showed the projects and creations of Telenoika that visited and took part in festivals and events included in the VAX sessions.
After 11 years of activity, Telenoika has managed to join a wide community of artists interested in interrelations, development and the possibility to show their interests to society. In addition, this community interacts with the society having good contacts with other associations, enterprises, individuals and groups connected with the field of new technologies.
Nowadays, the work of Telenoika is based on the support for emerging artists by means of subsidies for research and grants for artistic production, as well as on the audiovisual training through an affordable and varied program of workshops, presentations and courses. Its work is also based specially on a series of sporadic activities, which generate new creative and personal dynamics and cohesion the human-weave of the association.
Telenoika joins a great number of audiovisual creators who, in a personal view, develop their creative activity within the live audiovisual performances. This is the case of La Màquina de Turing, Koulomek or Los Subwoofus, who have taken part in a large number of national and international festivals, such as Sónar, LPM, Fona, Bienal de Vilanova, VAD, Rec or Bogotraxx, and have participated in exchange programs with Colombia, Iceland and Portugal. Furthermore, a collective experimentation program comes up: the EnsembleAV, a kind of audiovisual orchestra made up by several members from the group. The JamsAV is another AVLive that, in a more participatory way, offers an artistic expression program to everyone who is willing to join it and play his audiovisual instruments.
Telenoika is very interested in developing acts that are open to the stage arts and theatre languages, seeking the hybridization between new ways of audiovisual communication and the historical bequest that the cinematographic and theatre language evolution has offered us. In this sense, Telenoika has collaborated with dance and theatre groups fusing the performance art with new technologies. Audiovisual and interactive scenography, light experimentation and association through sensors of images and sound to the performers acting are a sample of the contribution that Telenoika can offer to promote performing events.
Telenoika supports scenic experimentation projects, beyond the typical dj's or vj's set or the AV made of laptops. Projects like Reflexus, by Eloi Maduell and Santi Vilanova; CinemaSensible and Innmigration, by Màquina de Turing + Pause vj; Mitosis, by Àlex Posada; or Burbujas, by Coordenadas de Merche Blasco received support from Telenoika.
Interventions in a public space:
The vindicatory task of Telenoika is shown in urban interventions within the social ambit and in activities spreading tasks carried out by entities with different purposes: the gender equality, the homosexual rights, the immigration policy, etc. Some examples are the projections on the MACBA against the audiovisual law, as a result of a collaboration with the group Okupem les Ones; the project Transgènic Attack against genetically modified products, which covered with pictures a Dia supermarket; the projections Contra Publicitat on a specially enabled hoarding covered with a white cloth; the video-denunciation about the access to housing carried out in a plot of the Gràcia's district of Barcelona or the recent visual performance about the economic crisis on Barcelona streets during the days of Christmas shopping.