VICE and Intel’s The Creators Project Returns to Sao Paulo, Holding Monster Arts and Technology Festival
The award-winning technology and arts initiative revisits Brazil on August 4th and 5th at the cultural hub, Moinho, showcasing performances and works from Tanlines, AraabMuzik, Karol Conka + Naves, Leo Justi, Chris Milk, Zigelbaum + Coelho, Minha Yang, SuperUber, Cantoni e Crescenti, Doug Carmean and Social Print Studios, Raquel Kogan, Moto e Lima, and more
Sao Paulo, Brazil (July 12, 2012) – The Creators Project, Intel and VICE’s global arts and technology initiative dedicated to supporting creativity, returns to Sao Paulo for a weekend festival featuring a marquee lineup of live performances and Studio works by pioneering tech, audio, and visual artists, in close collaboration with Intel and its engineers.
After hosting cultural festivals in San Francisco and Paris in 2012, The Creators Project returns to South America August 4th and 5th to launch the third leg in its annual global event series. The award-winning initiative will transform the cultural hub, Moinho, into a gargantuan interactive and visual two-day extravaganza, showcasing the cross-section between art and technology for thousands of guests.
Musical performances feature acts by Brooklyn-based electronic duo, Tanlines, as well as AraabMuzik, a Los Angeles-based hip-hop producer and DJ who creates vast textural soundscapes via rapid hi-hats and powerful kick drums, local sensation Karol Conka + Naves, Leo Justi, and a slew of local Brazilian DJs.
Additionally, the two-day festival will showcase a number of global artworks and installations, including Chris Milk’s “The Treachery of Sanctuary,” which captivated crowds at both the San Francisco and Paris events earlier this year. The innovative music video director and photographer has worked with world-famous artists such as Kanye West, U2, Chemical Brothers and Arcade Fire, and in 2011 revolutionized the Coachella Music Festival, creating a completely new concert experience during Arcade Fire’s performance of their last song, “Wake Up.” Milk’s latest “The Treachery of Sanctuary” installation is a large-scale interactive triptych, powered by viewers with the help of motion-sensing Kinetics.
A sprawling piece from Zigelbaum + Coelho titled “Six-Forty by Four-Eighty,” recently displayed at our Creators Project New York and San Francisco events, will come to Sao Paulo, featuring a grid of custom-made pixels programmed to respond to human touch. Minha Yang’s “Meditation” – an interactive installation made up of reactive projections that conform to patrons’ arms and bodies– will also travel to Brazil. Additionally, Cantoni e Crescenti’s newest work, titled “Wall,” will make its debut at the event. Other installations in Sao Paulo include Intel engineer, Doug Carmean, and Social Print Studios’ “#Creators Live” – a work that aggregates real-time Instagram photos and allows visitors to interact with them in gesture based movements, as well as Brazilian artist SuperUber’s “Octocloud,” Raquel Kogan’s “o.lhar,” and Moto e Lima’s “Rainbow.”
Additionally, the Sao Paulo 2012 Creators Project will present interactive creative workshops, panel discussions, and film screenings from the best in art, digital media, film, and technology, including LCD Soundsystem documentary, “Shut Up and Play The Hits” and the making of “Stop the Virgens,” featuring Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
The Creators Project launched in 2010 to empower emerging and leading artists who are pushing the boundaries of creative expression through technology. In 2011 it unveiled The Studio, a global studio that produces and distributes works from artists representing a cross-section of creative disciplines.