Excerpts from Live performance at Mostra Live Cinema.
Sesc Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Audiovisual show with no pre-recorded loops.
Sound and images generated in real time.
Quadraphonic audio setup and 1280x768 video resolution.
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Aufhebung is a live generative audiovisual performance. The artist develops, through images and sounds, questions about the philosophical term 'Aufhebung' used by Hegel in his 'Phenomenology of Spirit'.
This term, which has dubious meaning even in the original language can be translated as cancellation and maintenance. It is, at the same time, affirmation and negation, being and nonbeing. Hegel uses it to illustrate the process of development of all things, through the triad thesis / antithesis / synthesis.
Aufhebung would be the evolution process in which positive and negative forces coexist; a dialectical process that carries elements of a starting position and its opposite, allowing the results to have characteristics from both parties and, at the same time, differ from them.
The presentation will bring reflections on this theme using abstract images and sounds that are generated in real time by the artist by means of custom built software and presented with the aid of an interface made with sensors, potentiometers and faders by which performance will be played. The interface was specially constructed by the artist to give the public a more accurate perception of what happens during the performance, since there is a direct correspondence between the movements of the artist on stage and the immediate result of sound and images that are projected on the screen.