Vivarium Festival is back in Porto on the 28, 29 and 30 of March to open a forward-looking debate on the impact of technology in Arts and society. The theme of the 2019 edition is “Natural Intelligence, What AI still can’t do?”. “Nowadays, there is an intense speculation about the AI’s capacities to create and we wanted to invite artists and thinkers who question what is really specific about natural intelligence about the Alive” explains Marianne Baillot, part of the curatorial team of Maus Hábitos and Saco Azul.
EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES: in the area of visual arts, Daniel Pires reveals the photographic archive of Maus Hábitos and Justine Emard has a solo show in the Mupi Gallery. Pedro Bandeira & 18:25 will take us on a Virtual Reality trip and works from Cada, Isaque Pinheiro, Antoine D’Agata, Catarina Rangel Pereira, Canal 180 x Art & Tech Days and Inês Castanheira. The exhibitions stay the three days of the festival and are of free entry. The line-up Performance and Interactive Dance counts with Pedro Prazeres, Yuko Kominami, Jung In Jung and Dasniya Sommer.
THINKING AND WORKSHOPS: Create concepts – Follow rules is a philosophy conference that takes place in the U.Porto Rectory on the 30th with some guests of the arts and philosophy: Charles Travis, Jean-Claude Dumoncel,Sofia Miguens, Catarina Pombo Nabais, João Ribas and Francisco C. Santos. There are also workshops by Isabel Valverde and Openfield CreativeLab.
CONCERTS & CLUBBING: the line-up of concerts counts with the Canadian Tim Hecker, the Brazilian Ricardo Dias, the American composer Elizabeth Brown, the portugueses Magna Ferreira and Stereoboy. Proc Fiskal, YNK and Bleid for the Clubbing. The festival closes with the celebration of the 18th anniversary of Maus Hábitos with Vivarium Clubbing where the emblematic parties of the house come together: Crónica Electrónica, Banho Maria, Shuggah Lickurs, Beyoncé Fest, Monster Jinx and Groove Ball.