xCoAx is an international conference that promotes the discussion and discovery of synergies at the frontiers of digital arts, in the form of a multidisciplinary questioning on aesthetics, computing, communication and the elusive X factor that connects them all. The 2017 edition will take place in Lisbon, including a conference, performance sessions and an exhibition at the Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea (MNAC, Rua Capelo) comprising two groups.
The guests exhibition gathers artworks by four internationally renowned authors who focus their artistic production on computer art: Frieder Nake, Philip Galanter, Olia Lialina and Penousal Machado.
The group of artistic projects showcased during the conference brings together nineteen artworks by authors such as Monty Adkins, the Parisian collective Quinzequinze, the Fabrica research center, Daniel Temkin, Nuno Cabrita and Arne Eigenfeldt, who explore the role of computational media in artistic and design practices, among other cultural manifestations, from performance to musical composition
Shadow Worlds | Writer’s Rooms: Freud’s House is an audio-visual installation created by Brass Art with composer Monty Adkins and programmer Spencer Roberts. The installation comprises a looping 4-minute film and uses footage captured via three Kinect scanners of staged ‘sojourns’ by Brass Art at 20 Maresfield Gardens, the house Sigmund Freud occupied during the last year of his life in London.