RIO_CIDADE DOS FESTIVAIS presents the first edition of RIOFESTIV.AL: a 100% virtual project with free access to contents produced daily by national and international artists.
RIOFESTIV.AL is based upon the convergence of the most important international festivals based in Rio de Janeiro: Festival Panorama, Festival Curta Cinema, Multiplicidade, FESTLIP and TEMPO_FESTIVAL. Together, they innovate the traditional format of a festival, by reconceiving the means of creation, production, circulation and reception of this type of event.
RIOFESTIV.AL overcomes spatial and temporal constraints. In relation to space, RIOFESTIV.AL challenges geographical limits, by connecting Rio de Janeiro to the rest of the world. Regarding the temporal issue, RIOFESTIV.AL provides daily innovative creations that can be appreciated by spectators and collaborators when and as many times as they wish. In addition to that, RIOFESTIV.AL shuffles the figures of the artist and the public, benefiting from the interaction possibilities provided by digital era.
Over a period of 12 months, a team of curators and prominent artists feeds the platform of RIOFESTIV.AL. With original content, they form a multiple curatorial and contemporary design. Ailton Franco Jr., Batman Zavareze, Bia Junqueira, Cesar Augusto, Karen Acioly, Márcia Dias, Nayse López and Tânia Pires selected projects throughout the most diverse artistic languages: from performing arts to audiovisual, from photography to dance, from visual arts to digital poetry. As doing so, they bring together more than 60 artists.
A set of themes and issues of our contemporary world functions as the central axis of RIOFESTIV.AL, especially the relationships between future, art and technology. Three projects are related to the future: AVALANCHE, U_topia Portal and FaceGenerationS. AVALANCHE focuses on the excess of information and the poetic potentialities of the omnipresent social media. U_topia Portal navigates through utopian worlds created by several artists. FaceGenerationS presents a sample of a young generation of Brazilian artists.
Insta.body, Homemade Dance, Remote Festival, Short Stories and Unexpected Connections investigate the relationship between improvisation, choreography, dramaturgy and technology. The connections between body, performance and social media is the starting point of Insta.body and Homemade Dance. The sharing of processes, researches, dictions and presentations is explored in Remote Festival and in Unexpected Connections. Short Stories proposes an original way of making films, through an unlimited bank of images to be fed by artists and internet users along the year.
The connections and connectivities, transversal to all projects, are specially investigated in Esther, the Extraterrestrial and in Poetic Adventures. In Esther, the Extraterrestrial, an irreverent youtuber shares with other planets and galaxies impressions of our planet Earth. In Poetic Adventures, the Portuguese language is revealed in all its richness by means of poetic dialogues between inhabitants of several Portuguese speaking countries. Unexpected Connections presents the theater company Os Improváveis in live-streaming improvisations directly from Portugal.
Presenting an innovative format, RIOFESTIV.AL inaugurates new types of production, diffusion and artistic enjoyment. By making an interface between digital and presencial experience, RIOFESTIV.AL expands the access to the arts to a wider audience. Doing so, RIOFESTIV.AL promotes the expansion of visions and the creation of possible futures.
Curatorship: Ailton Franco Jr., Batman Zavareze, Bia Junqueira, Cesar Augusto, Karen Acioly, Márcia Dias, Nayse López and Tânia Pires
Production Management: Victor Haim
Communication Coordination: Marcelo Mucida
Production: Bernardo Lorga
Administrative Management: Rinoceronte Entretenimento
Visual Identity: Boldº_a design company
Platform Development and Digital Communication: Movin’- Digital Everywhere
Editors: Aline Leal and Manoel Friques