This work will be an internet videogame representing a virtual city built from the memories of those who are no longer able to live there. The work is dedicated to the old city of Lourenço Marques, now Maputo and the capital of Mozambique (a former Portuguese colony). In the decolonisation process, many people left behind magical, nostalgic memories. By means of the digital reconstruction of photos taken before 1976, life will be breathed into a city inhabited by beings that evolve inside it.
About the author
Rui Filipe Antunes. He has recently begun his doctorate in Art and Computational Technologies at Goldsmiths College, University of London, under the supervision of Prof. Frederic Fol Leymarie. His work includes the virtual worlds xTNZ and Senhora da Graça. Since 1998, he has been a regular participant in exhibition projects, the most recent including File Rio (Rio de Janeiro 2009); File 2008 (Sao Paulo, 2008); Common Gronund, International Touring collection (Pequim, 2008); Art Tech Media 07 (Tenerife, 2007); De uma Oresteia (Barreiro, Portugal, 2003); Parthénos (Lagos, 2001) Chaos and Communiation Youth from the Mediterranean Biennial (Sarajevo, 2001); Videónicas Galeria Fernando Santos (Porto, 2001) and Mostra dos Jovens Criadores 00 (Porto, 2001).