Dot, a videogame with no winner (performance, 2011) An audiovisual performance with synchronized sounds and images, played by a ‘game console’ built and programmed by the artist, and controlled by retro videogame (Nintendo) joysticks. The instrument is completely autonomous and works without the need of a computer, using only a projector and sound system to play its content.
The project was created with the idea of criticizing some aspects of game logics, but using its own aesthetics, sounds and characteristic graphic elements. The performance criticizes, through abstract images, themes linked to videogames and people’s everyday life, All images and sounds were created and programmed by the artist and they are played in real time, in a 30 minutes performance. For the live performance, the audience is invited to play with the artist, and both produce together the soundtrack and the images.
Henrique Roscoe aka 1mpar (b. 1970 in Salvador) — a Brazilian digital artist. Musician and VJ. Curator. Working within the field of audiovisual art since 2004. He graduated from the PUC University in Rio de Janeiro (Faculty of Electronic Engineering Technology, 1996), UFMG in Minas Gerais (Faculty of Social Communication, 1998) and FUMEC in Belo Horizonte (Faculty of Culture and Design, 2003). He is the author of realisations for both the Brazilian and international TV shows, as well as video festivals and music groups, such as Earth Wind and Fire.
He was invited to various festivals, such as Computational Aesthetics in Canada, AVIT in Berlin, VIII International Digital Art Exhibit and Colloquium in Cuba, Videomedeja Festival in Serbia and Montenegro, II Of Cologne Film Festival in Cologne, Saatchi Gallery in London and performed numerous gigs, including Skol Beats (2007, 2008), Nokia Trends (2007), Motomix (2006) Live Earth Rio (od 2004). Since 2007, producer and chief—curator of FAD (Digital Arts Festival in Belo Horizonte).