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Imagine a distant future where you are given a computer drive with a series of fragmented files containing the collective memories of a certain community in a certain geographic area. Imagine that those file formats are no longer used or acknowledged by current computers, so you decide to rebuild the files yourself, unaware of the origins and content of each individual file.
BioFlux is a constant flow of narrative fragments and glimpses into visual reconstructions of memories, transforming the viewer into a digital flâneur, drifting through the memories of Macau and collecting glimpses of conversations and personal photographs.
The video artwork weaves these fragments into a seamless and dynamic stream of interconnected  thoughts, human experiences and remembrances, transporting us into a multiverse where (all) different outcomes and plot lines may (be)come true.
BioFlux employs generative techniques to explore and deconstruct original biographical narratives, departing from the transcriptions of personal interviews within the CONTA.ME project. BioFlux then reassembles these individual stories, reconfiguring and intertwining them into a fluid, ever-evolving narrative and visual tapestry.
The resulting composition is a living, breathing video flux that transcends traditional storytelling, offering viewers a contemplative and surreal – yet profoundly human – journey through the multifaceted and interconnected nature of communal identity.
BioFlux invites the audience to reflect on the complexity of personal histories and the shared threads that bind us all, revealing the profound interdependencies within our collective narrative.
Aesthetically BioFlux is inspired by Vieira da Silva’s artwork, and her use of deconstructed scenes:
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Ville au bord de l’eau, 1947
And also by David Hockney’s polaroid collages:
David Hockney’s ‘Pearblossom Hwy., 11 – 18th April 1986, #2’ (April 11-18, 1986)

BioFlux is developed within the context of project TELL.ME / CONTA.ME: the project aims to analyse the impact of biographical narratives as instruments of social affirmation and cultural diversity in light of the criteria for sustainable human development in Macau, primarily considering the provisions of the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity. To this end, a systematic collection of biographical narratives will be conducted, either by integrating material into existing archives or through interviews, with a significant group of Macau residents representative of its strong cultural diversity. The subsequent processing and dissemination of this material through various media channels will follow, along with a corresponding critical and meticulous analysis of public reception.
This project was developed with the support of the University of Saint Joseph’s Rectoral School and Macau Foundation.


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