Reabertura CSL :: Jonas Runa :: Oumuamua
Oumuamua by JONAS RUNA
Performance: 25.01.2019 at 9:30pm
"Oumuamua" by Jonas Runa
25.01.2019 at 9:30pm
"Oumuamua" is the name of the first detected interstellar object to pass through the
Solar System - the first messenger from a distant past that can be reached by humanity. 'Oumuamua' challenges the order and regularity of the planets' orbits, and their elliptical motion: as a temporary visitor, it moves according to a highly hyperbolic trajectory.
It is presented as a performance, with a light suit created by the artist together with the fashion designer Alexandra Moura. The performer is the distant messenger, who proposes a sound, light and performative journey. This journey unravels in an improvisational flux and merges into an open discourse in permanent action. The performer works from the depths of sound, shaping it like a sculptor and unfolding himself in dynamic notions of time - delayed, synchronous, asynchronous and accelerated - in order to create new sound spaces.
The twelve hundred LED lamps installed in the suit are individually programmable up to sixteen million colors, and are organized according to twenty pre-established structures. However, there is an organized randomness within each of the structures, which allows for constantly different light effects.
Dance, music, performance and fine arts come together in a messenger sent from the depths of the universe.
Jonas Runa was born in 1981 in Lisbon where he lives and works. Artist, composer and researcher.
He has been searching for interdisciplinary intersections among different artistic areas, mainly in the field of plastic arts, music, dance and performance.
His work was presented at the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, the 55th and 56th Venice Biennale, the 798 Art District (Beijing), the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, the Galerie Scheffel (Frankfurt), the Logos Foundation (Ghent), the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Santiago, Chile) Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Arnold Schoenberg Hall (The Hague), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon), Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon), Casa da Música (Porto), and Culturgest (Lisbon), among others.
He studied Physics and Math at the Instituto Superior Técnico, and graduated, in 2008, in Sonology at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague - Institute of Sonology. In 2015, he completed one of the first PhDs in musical informatics in Portugal at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. His thesis was Estéticas da Música Informática: Energia Musical Irrealizada.
In 2019 he starts a post-doctoral project approved by FCT, with the title Sound at the edge of consciousness: Electronic art music and Artistic research, based at CESEM-FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He will also be co-investigator in charge of the project TEPe - Technologically Expands Performance, based at Faculdade de Motricidade Humana.