Exhibition Period: 30th Oct 2018 – 18th Nov 2018
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm Daily
Venue: Regency Art Hotel Lobby Gallery
Organiser: YunYi Arts & Culture
Sponsors: MACAU Foundation/Regency Apart Hotel/Chiu Yeong Culture

Introduction 作品介紹

Mobile Voyages

During Luis Guatavo Martins’s several voyages around the world (mainly in the scope of his travels for teaching and conferences, as a researcher and as an academic) Gustavo likes to experience the atmosphere of the places he visits and the charisma of the people he meets (usually total strangers), as a way to feel and assimilate impressions on the different cultures, traditions, history, architecture and ways of living that make up the human richness of an evermore globalized world, but that are nevertheless still quite frequently different from his own Portuguese (and European) cultural background.

Being an enthusiast of technology, he always tries to explore new ways to take advantage of technology as a novel creative tool and medium. As a result, he started using his “always in the pocket” smartphone as a convenient lens through which he was able to register his personal and subjective view on the world around him, coming to grips with the smartphone’s inherent image and sound limitations, taking them as a creativity opportunity, instead of an obstacle.

Traveling most of the times alone, he started sharing with family and friends the images of his voyages, in an attempt to let them experience vicariously his feelings and subjective impressions, while at the same time making him feel a little bit more accompanied in his journeys alone and away from home.

This exhibition presents a selection of images of some of these journeys.

Gustavo攝影札記

Gustavo透過世界各地的旅遊(主要是因為作為研究員及學者,他的教學及會議帶着他的足迹踏遍世界),熱衷於體驗他所踏足的地方氛圍及欣賞他所遇見的當地人的魅力(通常是完全不認識的陌生人)。他透過影像感受當時深刻的文化衝擊、僡統、歷史、建築及一種全球化更使人類有別的生活方式。這些都與他自身的葡國(及歐洲)文化背景截然不同。

作為科技狂熱者,他總是嘗試以各種新的科技方式去紀錄這些點滴,就像以創新的工具或媒體去創作小說一樣。因而,他開始以「口袋裡的工具」—智能電話,作為最觸手可及的鏡頭去捕捉他以個人及一身感受的這個世界。就這樣以智能電話去攝下這些傳承的影像及聲音的獨特,將這些東西視為創作的機會,而不是生活的阻礙。

一直都是獨自旅遊,使得Gustavo與家人及朋友分享這些旅程中的相片,讓他們也能設身處地與他一同分享這些感受及第一印象,同時對他來說,也是遠離故土,人在途上的一點慰藉。

這個展覽展出了一系列的關於這些旅程的相片。

About The Artist 關於創作人

Luis Gustavo Martins was born in Sever do Vouga, Portugal, in 1974, and is a Professor and a Researcher in the area of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, with a special interest in Science and Technology of the Arts, Digital Arts and Digital Creativity, and a particular enthusiasm about Digital Sound and Computer and Electronic Music.

He graduated in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal, in 1997, and obtained his Master Degree in 2002 in the area of Multimedia Processing. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Porto (FEUP), in 2009.

In the past years he has been appointed as Director of the Digital Creativity Center (CCD) and Vice-Director of the Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR), as well as Director of the Sound and Image Department, at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) – Porto, where he currently holds a tenure-track Professor position. He is currently Vice Rector for Research and Innovation at UCP. Luis Gustavo is also an Invited Professor at University Saint-Koseph (USJ), in Macau (which he has been visiting regularly for the past 6 years), and has collaborated with several other internationally acclaimed R&D centers and universities.

Luis Gustavo Martins 1974年出生於葡萄牙西弗都沃加。是一名電腦科學及電子工程的教授及研究員。他亦特別對科學技術方面的藝術有興趣、電子美學及電子化創作亦是他的愛好,尤其醉心於電子聲學及電子音樂。

他1997年畢業於葡國波爾圖大學,主修電子及電腦工程。亦於2002年完成多媒體製作學位。2009年,他亦於母校完成電子及電腦工程博士學位。

過去的幾年,他一直於波爾圖UCP大學擔任電子創作中心(CCD)的總監與科學及技術藝術(CITAR)的副總監,同時兼任聲音及形象部門的總監。而最近,該校亦授予他終身職位的名銜。同時亦委任為UCP的調查及發明學院的副院長。Luis同時亦是澳門聖若瑟大學受𨘋的教授(以往6年他一直探訪該校及與其合作),他亦與很多其他的國際性研發中心及大學有合作。

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