On June 10 & 11, 2021, McGill DH teamed up with LaboNt2 at UQÁM and Aarea.co in Brazil to host a trilingual online colloquium and art exhibition titled Trans[creation].
The trilingual event in English, French & Portuguese paid homage to Brazilian poet Augusto de Campos in conjunction with the unveiling of an exhibition containing three of his Flash works re-coded in HTML5 and three original works from artists inspired by de Campos' œuvre across seven decades.
The themes of the conference and exhibition included de Campos' legacy on digital art, Latin American digital literature, and concretismo, as well as translation and/or transcreation (as developed by his brother Haroldo de Campos), and the effects of Flash obsolescence on the world of digital arts. The exhibition highlights Augusto de Campos' original and avant-garde contribution and updates its premises and reflections through the work of current artists, invited to reference, remix and reimagine some of his works.
Dr. Dene Grigar - “Saving Flash Literature”
Dr. Eduardo Ledesma - “The Digital Afterlife of Augusto de Campos’ Kinetic Poems”
Artists and Collectives
Augusto de Campos / Rodrigo d'Alcântara / Not the Dress / Daniel Scandurra
Gina Cortopassi / Livia Benedetti / Alexandra Martin / Marcela Vieira
Canada Research Chair in Digital Arts and Literatures / Aarea / McGill Digital Humanities / Electronic Literature Lab / Brazilian Consulate in Montreal / Figura-NT2 Concordia / Groupe de recherche sur les éditions critiques en contexte numérique / Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques / Aquarela / Laboratoire NT2
With the support of
Electronic Literature Organization