Jack Holmer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Drawing from the School of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná (2004). He is a Master in Communication and Languages from University Tuiuti of Paraná (2008). He currently teaches at the State University of Paraná, and at the School of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná, having already taught at the International School of Curitiba, at the University Tuiuti of Paraná and at the School of Arts of Paraná between 2007 and 2012. He has expertise in Fine Arts, with an emphasis in Art and Technology, Robotics and Cyberculture and in the area of Design, having been the coordinator of Graphic Design at Oscar Niemeyer Museum.
Manifesto Contra Concreto
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The Manifesto Against Concrete is a study of expressive materials that transit between the concrete world, with collisions and hard matter, and the virtual world, which has no gravity or collision of particles in their original form. A concrete body is scanned for the virtual and flexed again for the concrete, thinking about actions of existence and performance in these two universes where the lightness of the virtual meets the hardness of the concrete. The flight without gravity in the virtual infinite space is tensioned in a shaky and unstable flight that suffers the effects of gravity, wind and temperature.
The work is composed of a video of the behavior of sculpture in the concrete world and its 3D correspondent in the virtual world, as a comparative study of digital existence and tactile matter.
The first part of this study was presented in the work “Manifesto Against Gravity” from 2015 to 2019 which presents questions and solutions to the problem of gravity in sculpture, both concrete and virtual.