“Same, Same, but Different” by Andreia Machado Oliveira, Luyanda Zindela


  • ©, Andreia Machado Oliveira and Luyanda Zindela, Same, Same, but Different

Artist Statement:


    Same, Same, but Different is a transdisciplinary collaborative project between the Laboratory of Art and Science at Durban University of Technology (South Africa) and the Interdisciplinary Interactive Laboratory (LabInter) at the University of Santa Maria (Brazil). This project brings together people from Fine Arts, Engineering, Computer Science and Video to create an interactive electronic artwork that uses water as a conceptual metaphor for access to internet bandwidth and information as a human right and commodity which should be widely available without restriction, as essential to human life, and to which every person is entitled. This project seeks to bolster existing collaborative transdisciplinary initiatives along a South-South axis between South Africa and Brazil, in light of the two countries facing similar artistic, cultural and socio-economic challenges.

    LabInter is composed by artists, teachers, researchers and students from visual arts, design, music, letters, architecture, cinema, computer engineering and computer science. The lab has developed research projects in game art, interactive applications, augmented reality, mixed reality, interactive installations, visual music, web art, telematic art, and, recently, a Fulldome proposal. LabInter is associated with the Graduate Program in Visual Arts at UFSM/Brazil. Andreia Oliveira, Cassio Lemos, Eduardo Custodio, Evaristo do Nascimento, Fabio Almeida and Indira Richter are members of the LabInter’s team.


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