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… is an interactive performance work, mediated by several sensorial technologies, that explores contemporary transversal forms of artistic languages. The result is the creation of a unique vocabulary articulated physically, through interactive soundscapes, visual composition and real time choreography; an array of artistic expressions that support the dramaturgic intention. [Multimedia National Prize 2010, Art and Culture).

 
 

This 2008 beta version of .txt shows digital performance words mapped to particle systems, which assume different behaviors along the narrative concept of the performance. Ranging from passivity at being discovered, to flocking nervous behavior, to inseminate and replace the performer´s body and finally coexistence by orbiting around him in a symbiotic relationship.

 

This short video excerpt is from the opening night of .txt at the Museu do Oriente integrated in the ExperimentaDesign biennial 2009. For more info please go to: txtwork.wordpress.com

Stephan has written about the creative process of .txt extensively in his PhD dissertation (Chapter 4 on HCI strategies in the pogramming of .txt). You can download the thesis here: https://www.repository.utl.pt/bitstream/10400.5/3775/2/dissertation.pdf