The International Image Festival is an event of electronic arts and digital culture organized by the Visual Design Department at the Universidad de Caldas in Colombia since 1997. This year, the Festival will host ISEA2017, one of the most important symposiums on Electronic Art in the world, and for the first time will be held in a Latin American country.

At the same time, the Festival will be part of selected cultural events in the ’Crusade Season France-Colombia’ initiative, led by the French Institute and the Ministry of Culture.

In this space, you’ll find the reunited programming for the 16th International Image Festival and ISEA 2017. This app enables you to create your own schedule for attending certain events during the Festival.

Friday, June 16 • 14:55 - 15:20
PAPERS - ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES | Poetic Instinct – Aesthetic experience as a vital function

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This paper aims to discuss the concept of poetic instinct, considering the urgent need to reformulate the relationship between humans and nature considering technological ubiquity and its affective side effects. We start by analyzing the current process of disaffection and the impact of our intellectual, social and technical development on our abilities of perception. We approach Yuasa Yasuo’s body theory that develops a comprehension of the body based on four levels of consciousness. We get inspired by his theory to discuss the process of perception, analyzing how we can understand the aesthetic experience as a vital function. Finally, we present the performance “Avocado Tree, we’ll follow your act” and the installation “Preamar” to discuss two approaches of the poetic instinct in an artistic practice and discuss the role of technology on this proposed poetic reading of the survival instinct.

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Barbara Castro

Diretora Criativa, Ambos&&
Sou artista e pesquisadora. Acredito na relevância da experiência estética como catalisadora de sensibilidade para provocar aberturas e uma qualidade de presença na escuta e reflexão sobre as questões da sociedade. Em minha prática e pesquisa procuro investigar como a tecnologia... Read More →

Friday June 16, 2017 14:55 - 15:20 GMT-05
Auditorio Danilo Cruz- Edificio Orlando Sierra - Campus Central - Universidad de Caldas Calle 65 # 26 -10