João Pedro Fonseca, was born in 1990, lives and works in Lisbon. His multidisciplinary work embraces artistic expressions from photography, design, video, painting, scenography, set design and installation. He has been winning awards at nacional and internacional video festivals and he has made several theatre plays for preavigated theater directors and artists. He has been exhibiting works in national and international galleries and is co-founder of two electronic music labels.
How far do the simulations come? What happens to them after accomplishing their purpose? SOMA: a world where several “digital humans” and environments are created for the purpose of entertainment. After we build a virtual human, what happens to him? Why do we feel a distorted emotion as if it were real? Or is it? What separates the “real” from the “virtual” is that it’s easier to erase, because the word “erase” in our world has another weight and is called “death”? This work is a set of several fragments, from sound to image, of videogames in design and development before its final state. With all the elements and pieces, a personalized narrative is built in this work that guides the viewer to another universe, a universe lost in time and desperate to fit in a more concrete context. Here we confront the digital humans, codes and simulations that carry an emotional density equal to us, where the fear of existing is as real as ours.