“Phobos” é um conjunto de pequenos robots e dispositivos de geração automática de música que se agregam numa Orquestra Robótica Disfuncional.
“Phobos” is a group of small robots and music-making devices which have gathered together to form the Dysfunctional Robotic Orchestra, a collection of strange instruments with defects, genetic mutations, and odd behaviours. “Phobos” is a critique of how technology has been superimposed over human thought and how work and modern forms of slavery function. It is also a historical retrospective of the various attempts at human freedom through machines, technological utopias, and the advances and setbacks of freedom.
Direction and conception Gustavo Costa
New instruments creation Henrique Fernandes, Gustavo Costa and Alberto Lopes
Invited musician and creator Vincent Marcial
Programming and robotics Tiago Ângelo andJoão Menezes
Set conception Igor Gandra (Teatro do Ferro)
Video Miguel C. Tavares
Executive prodution Patrícia Caveiro
Technical support Digitópia
Logistics support Teatro do Ferro
This project is supported by República Portuguesa Cultura e Direção Geral das Artes
Partnerships GNRation, NYU Abu Dhabi, CCVF, Centro Cultural de Ílhavo e Festival Bons Sons