AA Inter 3

DIGITAL//OPERAS_from_the_AMAZONAS by alvaropulpeiro
May 11, 2013, 9:08 pm
Filed under: 2012-13 | Tags: , , ,


_an Operatic act which is shaped after the digitally captured Amazonian Journey_


The broadcast, not unlike the diary entry, is an articulation of a place that has always subdued any human desire for systematic appropriations. This ‘recording’ is composed by travelling DATA. Its Odyssean journey does not belong to the Amazon any longer, now it is violently cruising the infinitude of channels and entry points provided by the WorldWideWeb; a network of hyper-saturated interfaces known to us as the Internet.

Traditionally, once  made visible, the broadcast, which comes from a place lacking of human harmony, is sadly trapped in between a gridded space composed by wired circuits fuelled by electric impulses, then generating images imprisoned in between two glass plates [the computer screen & its interface].

However, now, this Amazonian Broadcast has become interdependent from its Natural origin, It has been filtered digitally. Pixel-organisms are the ones articulating this mad jungle-intelligence the Amazon is constantly displaying the fever-dreamer.

The Amazon exists inside this individual broadcast, a product that due to detachment from its generator, slowly becomes a world for and in itself. A stellar universe unfolding within the flickers of the medium. Operas that once upon a millisecond ago belonged to the harshness of gigantic sepia watered rivers and impenetrable forests. I propose to access, enter this space that the broadcast has created for itself as an Operatic experience, not grounded to the real, but to the impossible, to the ecstatic; to a deeper strata of truth.


Those Display Cabins seen above, aim to allow the amazonian articulation to provide doors of access to many other possible places, worlds never dreamt before, but always existent in our digital consciousness; in our every-day digital life. Those access points, portals exist in every single pixel the broadcast is made of. They exist individually and are constantly organising themselves in order to create a coherent moving image, however they also contain an inner intelligence, which transcends the mathematical.

The audience of my DIGITAL//OPERAS_from_the_AMAZONAS will be fully immersed into a substance, alien to the one we generally breath in, this will allow them to freely gaze into those portals, that once entered will trace over the journey of the one that is physically struggling to articulate this immeasurable place_fever taking over…now it is being expressed and lived in.an audience,…a fiction, a dream…trance; waterfalls and jungles taking the abstract form of pixel-organisms that have helped the desperado to convey the impossible…an extreme feeling of being burdened by nature was captured as a human product…this captured object(broadcast)contains emotions that have left the realm of the harmonic, they are extreme, hence its access by the spectator should also be extreme, TORRENTIAL.




“…in fact it is precisely the incredible elements that account for the beauty of the story, or rather of opera as a genre, because those elements that can not be accounted for even the most exotic probability calculations appear in opera as the most natural, thanks to the powerful transformation of an entire world into music. And the Grand Emotions in opera, often dismissed as over the top, strike me on the contrary as the most concentrated, pure archetypes of emotion, whose essence is incapable of being condensed any further. They are axioms of emotions. THAT IS WHAT OPERA AND THE JUNGLE HAVE IN COMMON.”

Werner Herzog, Conquest of the Useless, p.175

Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: