Work-in-progress grant File-1st International Festival of Electronic Language | project | 2001

FILE – the International Festival of Electronic Language has reached its 10th anniversary. FILE is the biggest art and technology festival in Brazil and Latin America and one of the largest events in this field. For nine years it has ensured a role for Brazil in the world of art and technology or media arts, compiling artistic productions in the electronic and digital art fields and acting as an indicator of the plurality of these productions. Given the diversity of digital culture, FILE is a set of simultaneous festivals: electronic audio, games, innovations, etc. In addition, the event includes an international symposium, an archive of more than two thousand items and a laboratory for developing new work: FILE Labo.

Ricardo Barreto

Graduated in philosophy at USP (1981) and art at Faculdade de Belas Artes de São Paulo (1980). In August 2000, together with Paula Perissinotto, he organized the 1st International Festival of Electronic Language (FILE) at the MIS in São Paulo. Barreto has been experimenting with different media since the 1980s. Much of his work at in the period was done as a member of the BWG group (Ricardo Barreto, Ricardo Godoy and Marina Woo). In the late 90s, in partnership with Paula Perissinotto, he stepped up his involvement with the Internet, as artist and producer of events: in 1998, he launched the web site and in 2000 organized the 1st International Festival of Electronic Language, (both with Paula Perissinotto). His individual works include proposals for interactive CD-ROMs, virtual-reality and web-art works.

Paula Perissinotto

Artist and cultural producer Paula Perissinotto graduated in visual arts at FAAP. She holds a master’s degree in visual poetics from the School of Communication and Arts (ECA-USP) and a master’s in curatorial design and cultural practices in art and new media from MECAD-ESDI in Barcelona, Spain. Professor of Art and Technology for the visual arts program at Faculdade Santa Marcelina (FASM) in São Paulo. Since 1999, she has been involved with digital culture as an artist participating in events such as: ISEA International Society of Electronic Art 2002 in Nagoya, Japan, and ISEA, in Paris (2000). Selected by Fundação Vitae for the seminar on Experimental Digital Techniques in Multimedia and Internet held by Fundación Antorchas in Bariloche (2000). Has been on panels and given talks in Brazil and internationally.