Who we are ?
Playmodes is an audiovisual research studio based on Barcelona area.
We work with self-made digital technologies, both software and hardware, to create immersive interactive installations, projection mapping projects, theatre scenography, still & motion graphics, audiovisual instruments, music and sound design.
We love to experiment with all kind of new formats and supports, working with Open Source tools and collaborating with people from around the globe to deliver high quality and innovative projects, both in the cultural or commercial spectrum.
We’re passionate about art, music, maths, physics, code, cymatics and nature, and we try to share all these passions by giving lectures and workshops in universities, schools or institutions.If you have a crazy idea you want to realize and you want us to help you, don’t hesitate to contact at:
Computer science engineer specialising in live audiovisuals. He has over 12 years experience exploring and researching the possibilities of live digital creation. He is a founding member of the Telenoika Cultural Association, which has spent the past ten years working on refreshing the country’s independent audiovisual scene, with activities in the field of audiovisual arts and new communication technologies. Together with the team at Telenoika Mapping, he has been working on new video-mapping projects from 2009 to 2012. He has produced short films, including Telenoia (1998), Eco (2000) and Somni de Terra i Aigua (2003). Under the pseudonym ‘pause vj’, he performed at a number of audiovisual festivals, both in Spain and internationally, between 2002 and 2006. In 2005 he was presented with the Vjology Award in the Netherlands. From 2006 to 2011 he has held the post of Technical Director of the VAD Festival, for which he handles the technical organisation, bringing a young and experimental approach to its programming. For a number of years, he has given workshops on live audiovisual creation and video-mapping in civic centres, institutions, at festivals, and to university undergraduates and postgraduates. At the moment he focus his work into developping and coding interactive experiments in Openframeworks.
Educated as both graphic designer and musician, Santi develops art projects based on software programming, interactive design and sound research, taking a special interest in the intersection between the languages of music and image. An active member of the the Telenoika Audiovisual Open Creative Community, Vilanova has brought his creativity to audiovisual mapping projects, the application of interactive technologies in theatre, the creative recycling of technological waste, robotics and experimental music. He also teaches in these fields. His works have been shown in exhibitions and festivals such as Sónar (2006 and 2009), Palace Euskalduna of Bilbao, Kunst Akademie of Berlin, Mapping Festival Geneva, Primavera Sound (Barcelona), CCCB (Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture), CaixaFòrum, Laboral, MIAC, VAD Festival and Kernel Festival 2011 (Italy), among others. Vilanova currently works at various Catalan universities, teaching subjects related to interactive design and audiovisual research.