Arborescent/ Resistance organized by ELO2023 Chairs. Works selected by the ELO Program Committee. Online gallery: https://eloconference2023exhibitions.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, July 12th, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Opening of Exhibitions @Aeminium room and @Inês de Castro room.

Kids e-Lit Exhibition: Read, Imagine, Play > Curated by Ana Maria Machado, Ana Albuquerque e Aguilar and Jaqueline Conte. Online gallery: https://kidsreadimagineplay.wordpress.com/

Thursday, July 13th, 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Opening of Exhibition @Exploratório - Centro Ciência Viva de Coimbra

Exhibition “Arborescent || Resistance”

“Arborescent || Resistance” comprises a two-folded rhizomatic exhibition that grows pervasively through the cracks in the system, the void of deep-rooted preconceptions and the interstices of barriers erected between people. Addressing social and environmental issues, this exhibition mirrors the themes discussed in “ELO Conference 2023: Overcoming Divides: Electronic Literature and Social Change” by exploring them creatively in a diverse number of formats, from VR to print-based artworks.

“Arborescent” decries the impact of negligent behaviour towards nature, which endangers species and disaggregates entire communities. “Resistance” exposes the corrosive effects of human relationships grounded on predatory profit, inequality, hate, and repression. Following the trail of ELO Conference 2023, both exhibitions take a stand against sources of division among people.

Located at the Convento São Francisco (more precisely at Aeminium room C1A2 and Dona Inês room C1E), both exhibitions will also be extended to an online gallery. The online gallery is available here: https://eloconference2023exhibitions.wordpress.com/.

“Arborescent || Resistance” displays a selection of over 60 works. All artworks were carefully evaluated and selected by the Program Committee before reaching the hands of the curatorial team. We would like to thank the Program Committee and all the artists who have accepted to share their works with us.

The “Arborescent || Resistance” exhibition will open on the 12th of July 2023, at 2:00 p.m. and it will remain available to conference participants and the general public until the 15th of July 2023. If you also wish to attend the conference talks, please register at the conference website.

The organizers: Daniela Côrtes Maduro, Manuel Portela, Alex Saum-Pascual, Rui Torres

Artists whose work is featured at this exhibition: Beat Suter and René Bauer; Jason Nelson; Will Luers, Hazel Smith and Roger Dean; Amira Hanafi; Serge Bouchardon, Isabelle Cros, Erika Fülöp and Simon Renaud; Anna Tolkacheva and Andrey Nosov; Alinta Krauth; Matti Kangaskoski; Deena Larsen; Natalia Fedorova; Jose Aburto; Oriana Confente; David Ciccoricco; Sasha Stiles; Terhi Marttila; Faith Bassey and Deena Larsen; Javeria Kausar; Maria Mencia; Bjørn Magnhildøen; Kavi Duvvoori; Eyal Gruss; Owen Roberts; Alan Bigelow; Christine Chong; Liat Berdugo and Emily Martinez; Alan Sondheim; Karen Araceli Palacio Pastor; Damon Pham; Caitlin Fisher; Nick Montfort; Léa Martin; Joel Ong; Jolene Armstrong, Angela Joosse, Kari Maaren, Siobhan O'Flynn, Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof and Monique Tschofen; Sharon Musa and Joo Park; Tina Escaja; John T. Murray, Mark C. Marino, Maria Cecilia Reyes and Mikaeyla Gensler; Ian Hatcher, Anna Nacher, Søren Bro Pold, Scott Rettberg and Ashleigh Steele; Christine Wilks; Luca Messarra; Fabian Mosele; Piotr Marecki; Alejandro Romero-Hernández, Tina Escaja, Lara Marin and Maria Vega; Mez Breeze; Chris Arnold; Scott Rettberg; Jose Aburto, Natalija Boljsakov and Ferran Gisbert; Reham Hosny and Mohamed A. Nasef ; Anne Sullivan and Anastasia Salter; Maria de Los Angeles Martinez Estevez, Marcos De La Fuente and Ismael Faro; Sally Morfill; Luis Lucas Pereira.

Kids e-Lit Exhibition: Read, Imagine, Play

As part of the program of the Electronic Literature Organization 2023 Conference, the “Kids e-Lit Exhibition: Read, Imagine, Play" will be on show from July 13 to July 15, at the Exploratório - Centro Ciência Viva (Rotunda das Lages, Parque Verde do Mondego), Coimbra. The opening takes place on July 13th, 2023, at 4 p.m.

The exhibition, aimed mainly at children and young people and at reading mediators, presents some digital literary productions that allow for multimodal and interactive reading.

Curated by Ana Maria Machado, Ana Albuquerque e Aguilar and Jaqueline Conte, professor and researchers at the Doctoral Program in Materialities of Literature, at the University of Coimbra, this show presents ten literary works that can be explored on computers or mobile devices. Five are specifically designed for children and five for young people. The online gallery is available here: https://kidsreadimagineplay.wordpress.com/

According to the curators, the works present different resources and genres: poetic text, novella, narratives in the form of simulation of conversations by apps, combinatorial texts, animations, simple and complex interactions; including both works already translated into several languages to experimental projects still under development.

Within the general topic of ELO 2023 – “Overcoming divides: Electronic Literature and Social Change” – the exhibition also features two literary applications that reflect on the migratory crisis.

Some works that have versions in printed books are also included. The comparison between the different materialities enriches the reading experience and makes it possible to understand the extent to which electronic literature can add layers of meaning.

For the little ones, it is still possible to participate in a creative activity, to assemble an articulated animal, which is based on one of the exhibited works.

Location: Exploratório Centro Ciência Viva de Coimbra (Rotunda das Lages, Parque Verde do Mondego, 3041-901 Coimbra) / Red Room, First Floor
July 13 – Thursday – From 4 pm to 6 pm (there will be an official opening with the presence of ELO 2023 participants)
July 14 and July 15t – Friday and Saturday – From 10:30 am to 12:20 am / From 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Curatorship: Ana Maria Machado / Ana Albuquerque e Aguilar / Jaqueline Conte
Target Audience: Children and young people; reading mediators; participants of ELO Coimbra 2023

Artists whose work is featured at this exhibition: Serge Bloch & Davide Cali (Bachibouzouk); Manoel de Barros & Márcio de Camillo (Webcore Games); Xavier Deneux (Bayam); Philipp Stollenmayer (Kamibox); Carolina Montenegro & Renato Moriconi (Webcore / Editora Caixote); Ian Harper, Kate Pullinger, Chris Joseph & Andy Campbell (BradField Narrative Designs Inc. Production); Ana Maria Machado, Ana Albuquerque e Aguilar, Júlia Andrade, Thales Estefani & Luís Lucas Pereira (Universidade de Coimbra); Ana Gago, Diogo Marques & João Santa Cruz (WREAD1NG D1G1T5); Pierre Corbinais (Pixel Hunt, Figs & ARTE France)

Kids e-Lit Exhibition: Read, Imagine, Play