PRESENSE was INVITRO’s proto-experience: a digital art exhibition that expanded as visitors participated and got actively involved. It was composed of interactive works such as audiovisual sculpture and installation, mobile applications and video mapping.
In PRESENSE Rudolfo Quintas developed the concept of sensitive context (Metello, 2015), exploring the relationship between body, sensation and presence, between physical and digital space.
This exhibition was a result of an international residential programme, and presented the new digital media in a territory that intersects art with technology, science and philosophy. It was produced by Artech-International, with the support of Universidade Aberta and of the CIAC – Centro de Investigação em Arte e Comunicação (Centre for Investigating Art and Communication) of Universidade do Algarve. It is co-produced by the Tomas Kirchhausen Lab at Harvard Medical School (Harvard University, Boston), co-financed by DGartes and curated by Verónica Metello..