Body and Media: artistic experience as an interval

Master Thesis in Visual Arts for the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, defended in March, 2013 for the researh line Interdisplinary Poetics. (Portuguese Only)

CASTRO, Barbara Pires e. Corpo e Mídia: a experiência artística em um intervalo. Rio de Janeiro, 2013. Dissertação (Mestrado em Artes Visuais) – Escola de Belas Artes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 2013.

Abstract
This project researches interactivity as a possibility for an artistic experience. Art is approached as an experience through a perspective from the body, concentrating in a context of art and technology. The interactive art provided with an artificial sensory system acquires relevance in the public mediation and contributes to the aesthetic experience. It’s perception is distinct from the human’s perception, allowing new insights of the human body. Therefore, the relationship between body and media is established from the indeterminacy potentials contained in their perceptions. As a result of the theoretical and practical research, we developed an interactive installation that promotes an encounter between the artist’s virtual body and the interactor’s physical body through the mediation of a sensitive artwork, creating an artistic experience as a bodily interval.

Keywords: body, sensory, interval, indeterminacy, interactivity

download: CORPO E MÍDIA: A EXPERIÊNCIA ARTÍSTICA EM UM INTERVALO (Portuguese only)