Talita Florêncio has a degree in Dance from the State University of Campinas - UNICAMP. She was awarded the New Choreography New Creations - Site Specific of the Cultural Center São Paulo in 2013. In 2016 she obtained PROAC Integrated Arts funding to start the APT.LAB project with artist Thiago Salas, with research opening a transdisciplinary research with guest artists. In 2018 received the PROAC Municipalities award for the creation of REFUGO.
Thiago Salas has a degree in music from the Federal University of São Carlos - UFSCAR and a master's degree in sonology from the University of São Paulo - ECA-USP. Works with intermediate creation with research on the relationship between body and object, focusing on updating about gesture and technology. Performed soundtracks and musical direction for Cias de Teatro and Contemporary Dance.
APT.LAB is a research and artistic creation project on the relationship between body and technologies. Idealized by the artists Talita Florêncio and Thiago Salas this research environment develops processes and intermedia works crossed by references of the sound arts, of the performance art, of the new technologies, among others. The project started in 2015 and in 2016 obtained PROAC Integrated Arts funding for a research on the indeterminacy in the relationship between gesture and sound through the use of sensors and music computing integrated to body situations. In 2018 he was awarded by PROAC Municipalities for the creation and realization of the work entitled REFUGO.
UNICORN, 5' 18", Brazil
According to mythology, unicorns are beings possessing magical and miraculous powers. Your horn and your blood are considered the most important layers of your body, because both would be able to prolong life or save someone who is near death. These fantastic animals would have the power to purify all things, bringing life and light to what was death and darkness in days gone by.
In the progressive accumulation of random objects attached to the face, we show the transformation of the identity established by the symbolic positioning to a transient contour flow. Faced with this cumulative fusion, subject and object blur their meanings giving rise to an unspeakable hybrid, extending the body into a non-utilitarian technology. The title of the work refers to the homonymous work of Rebecca Horn