"Joaquim is a key figure in Portuguese electronic music, as well as being heavily involved in a number of cross-media activities (film, visual arts, dance, etc)”Laptop experimentalist, sound and visual artist, teacher, web activist. Graduated in Sound and Film Directing.
He started performing music and working with contemporary dance by the mid 80's. Since then, he has created extensively for dance, theater, video, installations and cross media platforms. Collaborations with collectives and creators such as Mark Haim, Coogan Dancers, Vera Mantero, Errequeerre,Paulo Ribeiro, Annabelle Bonnery, Mouvoir - Stephanie Thiersch, La Macana, Guillermo Weickert and Rui Horta. With Rui Horta he created the music for LP and the widely acclaimed and prized Pixel, among other works. With the Spanish choreographer Guillermo Weickert.
Over the years, on most of his solo acts, Joaquim opted to play or in total darkness, as a way to increase the sense of sound, or with visual artists such as Lia, Hugo Olim, André Sier, Pedro Maia, Carsten Goertz, Laetitia Moraes and Thr3hold.
Even though he loves to play solo, it’s in the electronic real time collaborations and live sampling that Joaquim is been mostly involved in the last decade while playing live and touring all over Europe, in music and dance performances at festivals such Simultaneously to his own artistic work on sound and music, he directed a few pieces in contemporary performance, video art and video mapping, and has been invited to advise programmers and curators in several festivals and events in Europe. From 2000 to 2009, he produced his own festival EME, an event dedicated to experimental arts and non-standard music.
At the moment, he is a researcher in computer music at Citar the Research Center for Science and Technology in Art at UCP, Porto, where he is also teaching.
Theatre and costome
The metaphor of armour has defined all the stage costumes designed by Patricia Buffuna. She uses materials which are highly emblematic of our culture: dresses made of straw, cowbells, wild goats and the horses of the picadors, and even the mules which pull the dead bulls out of the ring. Rather than simply producing typical costumes, the concept has been based on the creation of theatrical constructions which interact with the actors, limiting and complicating their movements so as to emphasize the concept of castration which we frequently impose on ourselves. There is also a focus on the archetypes of lovers who behave idiotically or those who are considered to be mad because they don’t adhere to society’s norms.
After graduating in History of Art at the University of Seville, Patricia Buffuna went to London in 1994 and took a diploma at the London College of Fashion, specialising in headwear. Throughout this time she has also continued to perform in various Contemporary Dance companies such as La Imperdible and Manuela Nogales... In 2014 she received the PAD award for wardrobe design for "El lirio entre espinas" by Guillermo Weickert. In 2015 she received the Andalusian "Yo soy moda" prize for Fashion Accessories.