Invisible is a research project for an interactive artwork, developed with Rachel Jacobs, artist and Doctor of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), alongside her specialist colleagues Anthony Brown, Nils Jaeger and Holger Schnadelbach from Horizon Digital Economy Hub at Nottingham University.

We began with a mirrored surface that responds to facial movements, to begin writing a story that would bridge two former mining communities in the Midlands of England and Brazil.

My role in identifying and working in-situ with a community in Brazil brought me to an arts group from the town of Pirenópolis in the centre-west of the country. Flor de Pequi are an inter-generation group of story-tellers and dancers who began to be involved in the narrative and games elements of the artwork.

The group are currenlty funded by the State of Goiás’ Art & Culture Fund, to realize a programme of performances and events around the town and at their space Guaimbê (Jan-Sept 2018) with the project called – Curucucu: ou a rua que habita em mim.

We are currenlty planning how we will continue this research to develop a mobile artwork that Flor de Pequi can integrate as a performative element of their public work.

Photos below by: Marina Duarte/ Reflection Montage: Silvia Leal

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Photos above by: Rachel Jacobs