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.
Collective devising_ Ana Gil, Márcia Lança, Maria Leonardo Cabrita, Nuno Leão, Óscar Silva, Rui Dias, Tiago Moura
Book collaboration_ Apolo de Carvalho, Diogo Martins, João Pedro Azul, Leonor Teles, Manuel Bogalheiro, Ostraliana, Patrícia Lino, Pedro Eiras, Ricardo M., Rui Dias Monteiro, Sónia Baptista
Support for technical assembly_ Pedro Fonseca
Support for multimedia programming_ Carlos Diogo
Communication design_ Cátia Santos
Photography_ Alípio Padilha, Maria Leonardo Cabrita, Nuno Leão, Tiago Moura
Executive production_ Bruno Esteves
Production_ Terceira Pessoa
Funding_ Direção-Geral das Artes / República Portuguesa – Cultura
Creative residence_ Fábrica da Criatividade Castelo Branco
Support_ Festival Temps d’Images, Rua das Gaivotas 6, Um Coletivo, LAMA Teatro, Fábrica da Criatividade Castelo Branco / Câmara Municipal de Castelo Branco
Acknowledgment_ Teatromosca, ESART – Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas Castelo Branco / IPCB
Rua das Gaivotas 6, Lisboa
Sociedade Instrução e Recreio, Elvas
LAMA Teatro, Faro