The legend of the Enchanted Moira, which is part of the Portuguese intangible cultural heritage, was revisited on the mixed media Digital Literature Installation “MOIRA” by wr3ad1ng d1g1t5 Collective, and was displayed between 23 July and 15 August 2022 at Saint Rocco’s Church, in Tavira (south Portugal).
Dr. Diogo Marques, researcher at partner NOVA University, was one of the artists and curators of the installation. The artwork’s textual component was based on the recorded re-telling of these folktales by female Portuguese embroiderers.
Presenting recent research resulting from the fieldwork recently carried out in the region of Tavira, the installation opens a dialogue with the emerging poetic work while, on the other hand, invites the audience to superimpose its own voice of the records’ (re)interpretation. As such, this work is expected to have substantial implications for the development of future research at the intersection of folk tales, new media arts, and digital heritage.
A few words about the wr3ad1ng d1g1t5 collective:
In the wake of an experimentalist tradition, initiated with the Portuguese Experimental Poetry (PO-EX) movement at the beginning of the second half of the 20th century, wr3ad1ng d1g1t5 has been exploring the inherent dialectical tension between tradition and innovation, namely in the reinterpretation and recreation of artistic-literary heritage. It is in this context that the collective has sought to combine computational creativity and an approach that promotes the revitalization of intangible heritage, namely through the disruptive use of digital technologies as a means of literary creation and artistic production.
The VΑST project has launched a new online survey, at European level, about user requirements from Theatre professionals, which is led by project coordinator NCSR Demokritos in Greece.
We welcome responses from all Theatre professionals (i.e.: theatre directors and actors, theatre educators, theatrical production companies, scholars, artists, theatrical teams, professionals and stakeholders) with the goal to understand their needs from digital tools that could help them in their work to analyse values, conduct research and communicate these values.
A dedicated task force from project coordinator NCSR Demokritos joined the Fairytales Festival on Kea Island on 30-31 July 2022.
To achieve research process, discussions were organised with the storytellers for the needs of the project to further investigate the values through space and time. In addition, more than 65% of the distributed questionnaires among the public and the attendees were filled in order to gather more information and draw conclusions on values.
highlights and emphasizes the timelessness and polysemy of the popular oral tradition and is a meeting place of cultures and cross-cultural exchange, through the collaboration of different types of art.
A few words about the Kea Fairytales Festival
The Fairytales Festival, has been carried out on the island of Kea in Greece for 20 consecutive years. This year the festival paid tribute to Alekos Fasianos, the famous Greek painter who supported the Fairytale Festival since the beginning and created its logo.
More information about the Festival is available here.