Cozinheiro das Almas | videogame | 2005

The address ” Rua Líbero Badaró, 67, 3rd floor ” indicates one of the many hundreds of buildings in a state of disrepair in the center of São Paulo. But in this case the promise of restoration does not come from the bottom of a filing cabinet in a government department, but from a leading edge research project that combines history, fiction, fun and interactive narratives. The restaurant in question is a virtual one and will be used in a videogame to rehabilitate the apartment where Oswald de Andrade wrote the open journal O perfeito cozinheiro das almas do mundo in 1918 and 1919. Bereft of the usual score boards, this game will simulate a labyrinthine stroll in the universe of Oswald and his lover Deisy Cyclone, with routes for the Municipal Theater, the Brás neighborhood and Avenida Paulista.

Grupo Poéticas Digitais

The group lives and works in São Paulo (SP), except for Gaspar Arguello who lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. Their development of experimental projects is a direct consequence of the group’s research activities coordinated by Gilbertto Prado at ECA-USP. Since 2002, the group has acted as a focal point for reflections on the impact of new technologies in the visual arts. Members of the group: Gilbertto Prado, Jesus de Paula Assis, Paula Janovitch, Lívia Gabbai, Eduardo Hulshof, Luciano Gosuen, Maurício Taveira, Fábio Oliveira, Marcos Cuzziol, John-Philip Johansson, Gaspar Arguello, André Furlan, Eliane de Oliveira Neves, and Leandro da Silva Soares.