Manusamo&Bzika

About us

Alena Mesarosova
Manuel Ferrer Hernandez

  

Manusamo & Bzika is an interdisciplinary group created by Manuel Ferrer Hernandéz (visual artist) ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-5334-3045 and Alena Mesarosova (architect) ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-1972-3690 focused on the creation of interactive installations involving the use of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) ,3D modelling. In their artistic productions they use Game-Engines (Unity 3D & Unreal) as an essential creative art tool. Started in 2008, the group has produced AR creative work for numerous festivals and projects in Slovakia, Italy, Spain, UK, Mexico and Portugal.

Alena holds PhD degree in Fine Arts by the Polytechnic University of Valencia, a Master in Architecture (Inzinier architekt) at the Fakulta Umení, Technická Univerzita v Košiciach, Slovakia as well as the Bachelor (Bakalár) degree. She also graduated from the Curso del bienio especialistico di scenografia en la Accademia di Belli Arti Catania ,Sicilia-Italia. She has lectured at San Gregorio de Portoviejo University, Manabí. Ecuador. She serves as Associate Editor of International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies (IJACDT).

​ Manuel Ferrer holds a Fine Arts degree by Miguel Hernández Univeristy, Alicante and a Master in Fine Arts by the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and the PhD degree in Fine Arts by the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. He has lectured at San Gregorio de Portoviejo University, Manabí. Ecuador.


Publications & Exhibitions

Publications:

Mesárošová, A., & Hernández, M. F. (2018). Augmented Reality Game in the Hybrid Urban Environment. In Virtual and Augmented Reality: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (p. 12). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5469-1.ch015

Mesárošová, A., Hernández, M. F., Mesároš, P., & Behún, M. (2017). Mixing augmented reality and EEG technology to create an unique learning tool for construction process. In 2017 15th International Conference on Emerging eLearning Technologies and Applications (ICETA) (pp. 1–7). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICETA.2017.8102505

Mesároš, P., Mandičák, T., Mesárošová, A., & Behún, M. (2016). Developing managerial and digital competencies trough BIM technologies in construction industry. In 2016 International Conference on Emerging eLearning Technologies and Applications (ICETA) (pp. 217–222). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICETA.2016.7802095

Mesaros, P., Madicak, T., Mesarosova, A., Ferrer Hernández.M et al. (2016). Use of Augmented Reality and Gamification techniques in tourism. e-Review of Tourism Research (eRTR), 13(1/2). link

Climent, R., Pilkington, M., & Mesárošová, A. (2016). Exploring Real, Virtual and Augmented Worlds Through “Putney”, an Extended Reality. eContact!, 17.4. http://econtact.ca/17_4/climent-etal_putney.html

Climent, R., & Manusamo&Bzika. (2016). s . laag -for game-audio with 3 D body-scanned performer , composer and instrument. In Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Live Interfaces (pp. 299-303). Brighton, United Kingdom: Emute Lab University of Sussex. link

Art behind the mind: Exploring new art forms by implementation of the Electroencephalography. A. Mesárošová, M. Ferrer Hernandez. Cyberwolds 2015. IEEE Conference, 7-9 October 2015, Visby, Gotland, Sweden. http://doi.org/10.1109/CW.2015.24 Read paper here.

Augmented Reality Game in the Hybrid Urban Environment. in "Analyzing Art,Culture and Design in the Digital Age". Ed. Mura, G. (2015). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8679-3 (indexed in Scopus)

AR/VR_Putney 1.0. Interactive media composition as the language and grammar for Extended Realities. A. Mesárošová, R. Climent. xCoAx 2015, 3rd Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X. 25-26 June, Glasgow, UK link

Augmented Reality as an Educational Tool of M-Learning Focused on Architecture and Urban Planning. A. Mesárošová, M. Ferrer Hernandez, P. Mesároš in ICETA 2014. 12th IEEE International Conference on Emerging eLearning Tecnologies and Applications. Proceedings 4-5.12.2014 Starý Smokovec, Slovakia http://doi.org/10.1109/ICETA.2014.7107605 Read paper here.

ARecycleNOID. ArtGame. The Augmented Reality game in public space. Mesarosova, A., Ferrer Hernandez, M. in Cyberwolds 2014. IEEE Conference proceedings. 6-8.10.2014. Santander. Spain http://doi.org/10.1109/CW.2014.66 Read paper here.

‘Xi’ – for timbila of Mozambique and Interactive 3D Models. M. Bernat, R. Climent, A. Mesarosova, M. Ferrer. xCoAx 2014, Second conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X. 26-27 June, Porto, Portugal link

Augmented reality in architecture and design: Case study of the district Cabanyal in Valencia, Spain. Mesaros, P., Mesarosova, A., Ferrer Hernandez, M. In: SGEM Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts, September 3-8, 2014, Albena, Bulgaria (indexed in ISI Web of Science and Scopus) http://doi.org/10.5593/sgemsocial2014/B41/S15.066

AUGMENTED REALITY AND REVERSE ENGINEERING AS INNOVATIVE APPROACHES FOR PLANNING AND MODELLING THE SUSTAINABLE RECONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS. Mesároš, P., Šoltés, T., Mesárošová, A. In: SGEM Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, 17-25 June 2014, Albena, Bulgaria (indexed in ISI Web of Science and Scopus) http://doi.org/10.5593/SGEM2014/B21/S8.059 Read paper here.

Augmented reality as a part of architectural projects / Mesárošová, A., Ferrer Hernandez, M., Mesároš, P. 2013.In: Ekonomika a Manažment podniku / Economics and Business Management. Vol. 11, . 1-2 (2013), p. 43-54. - ISSN 1336-4103

Augmented reality as a part of integrated designing and modeling the parameters of construction projects / Mesárošová, A., F. Hernandez, M., Mesároš, P. 2013.In: Multi-dimensional approaches supporting integrated design and management of construction projects : Proceedings of scientific papers. Košice : TU, 2013 p. 22-32. - ISBN 978-80-553-1546-4 Read paper here.

Augmented reality as a part of integrated designing and modeling the parameters of reconstruction projects. Mesároš, P., Mesárošová, A., Ferrer Hernandez, M. In: Integrated approaches to the design and management of buildings reconstruction: International university textbook . Brussels : EuroScientia vzw, 2013. P 25-35. ISBN 978-90-818529-9-9

Ferrer Hernandez, M., & Mesarosova, A. (2013). REALIDAD AUMENTADA GEOLOCALIZADA EN ARCHIVO VIVO CABANYAL. In El Arte Necesario. Actas del I. Congreso de Investigadores en Arte. Valencia, Spain: Sendema. Read paper here.


Exhibitions:

2018

Mars, Egg Odyssey – VideoArt - official selection at "Tech Break" screening during ADAF 2018, Megaron, Athens Concert Hall, from the 24th to the 27th of May 2018.

​Animales mecánicos.- Augmented serigraphy - at "Cortoons" International Animation Festival. Gandía, Spain. April 2018

2017

Open Palauet Nolla – Augmented Reality Installation in Palauet Nolla Meliana. Collaboration with ARAE heritage and restoration S.L.P. October 2017. More information about Palauet Nolla.

PostnatuRA – Augmented Reality Installation in “Falla Castellfabib”, collaboration with ARAE heritage and restoration S.L.P . 1st Prize "Ingenio y gracia" in section 6B, 4th prize in the category "Falla Experimental" . March 2017

2016

“Putney Ponozky c.2” . Manusamo&Bzika, Ricardo Climent, Mark Pilkington. Augmented and Virtual Reality Installation at “Sines & Squares” Festival. 18-20.11.2016 Manchester, UK.

“DanzAR”, Artistic Residency (5 weeks), at “Las Naves, Estiu en Obras”, collaboration with “La Coja Dansa”- contemporary dance group, Augmented Reality Installation and Performance. Valencia,Spain. August. 2016

“Putney Ponozky c.2” . Manusamo&Bzika, Ricardo Climent, Mark Pilkington. Augmented and Virtual Reality Installation & Concert at “Assonàncies” 12.Mostra Sonora. May .2016 Sueca, Valencia , Spain.

2015

​ Robot & Robotnik. Manusamo&Bzika. Videojuegos. ESPACIOENTER Canarias. Festival International Creatividad, Innovación y Cultura Digital. 4-13 Dec. 2015

Rabbit Mind Runner. Manusamo&Bzika. Videojuegos. ESPACIOENTER Canarias. Festival International Creatividad, Innovación y Cultura Digital. 4-13 Dec. 2015

AR/VR Putney. 1.0 Augmented and Virtual Reality Installation at “S_MBIOSIS”. 26 Nov 2015. Parque Científico y Tecnológico Hidalgo CITNOVA, Pachuca, Hidalgo, México

AR/VR Putney. 1.0 Augmented and Virtual Reality Installation at “xCoax 2015”. 25 – 26 June 2015. CCA Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK

2014

​ “AR & VR Putney” Augmented and Virtual Reality Installation at “Sines & Squares” Festival. 24-26.10.2014 Manchester, UK.

ArecycleNOID. Manusamo&Bzika. Videojuegos. ESPACIOENTER Canarias. Festival International Creatividad, Innovación y Cultura Digital. 5-7 Dec. 2014

0.1 Avian Flu. Manusamo&Bzika. Videojuegos. ESPACIOENTER Canarias. Festival International Creatividad, Innovación y Cultura Digital. 5-7 Dec. 2014

NosfeRAtu. Manusamo&Bzika. Videojuegos. ESPACIOENTER Canarias. Festival International Creatividad, Innovación y Cultura Digital. 5-7 Dec. 2014

“ArecycleNOID AR(t) game” poster presentation at “Cyberworlds 2014” Conference. 6-8.10. 2014 Santander Spain

‘Xi’ – for timbila of Mozambique and Interactive 3D Models. & Chikulu Mbila Augmented Reality music instrument” - Ricardo Climent, Miquel Bernat, Manusamo & Bzika. At “xCoAx 2014 Second conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X” 26-27.6.2014 Porto , Portugal

"Ciudad Paralela #1_ARQanoid”. Conference 15vo Encuentro de Cooperación e Intercambio - Under the "ArCiTec, Art Competition, Science and Technology Award". May 17. 2014. Buenos Aires, Argentina

“Animales Mecánicos” video comunication in Jornadas Internacionales Dibujo, Artistas y Creatividad, Faculty of Arts ,Cuenca. May 1-16, 2014. Cuenca, Ecuador

“Ciudad Paralela.” Presentation in congress "Ciudad Sensible",new forms of urban regeneration in open source. UPV, May 14, 2014. Valencia, Spain

Official selection of video-art work ,BANG,VII Festival Internacional of Video Art, May 2014. Barcelona, Spain

Official selection of video-art work ,Festival Mixtur, April 2014. Barcelona, Spain

Front cover month of March ArtNovel art web portal

“Gripe Avial” Game Art. Nonbienale II, Jan. - Apr. 2014 Coimbra, Portugal

2013

​ Official selection of video-art work ,Incubarte, November 2013.Valencia, Spain

Official selection of video-art work ,FAIM ART, November 2013. Madrid, Spain

“Animales mecánicos. Serigrafia aumentada." The wrong, The_Age_of_the_world_picture, Bienal de Arte de Sau Paulo, Nov. 2013- Jan. 2014. Sao Paulo, Brasil

Official selection of video-art work , STRATA Foundation. August 2013. Finland

“Animales mecánicos. Serigrafia aumentada." in the exhibition “The Story of the Creative". July- September. Exhibition space Long Island City, NY, USA

“REALIDAD AUMENTADA GEOLOCALIZADA EN ARCHIVO VIVO CABANYAL.” Paper in “El Arte Necesario. Aniav” Congress, July 12, 2013. Valencia, Spain

Interactive instalation “Vespa.Pásate por aquí! Instalación interactiva” Colaboration with: E.Martínez, B.Santos. Cabanyal XV Portes Obertes, May 10, 2013. Valencia, Spain

Official selection of video-art work ,“Carnival of e-Creativity “,February 2013. Sattal, India

Group exhibition.Biblioteca municipalBuñol, January 2013. Valencia, Spain

2012

​ Augmented Reality Instalation "Fotografía Aumentada" in the joint exhibition “la Tomatina” of Buñol and “Mud Festival” of Boreyong, December 4-7, 2012. European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

Official Selection Online Festival of video art FONLAD, November 2012. Portugal

Festival de Festivales de Cine y Video independiente, October 2012.Qorikancha, Peru

Official selection of experimental short Films "Sol de los Pastos", October 2012. Pastos, Colombia

ExTeresa Arte Actual, Octtober 2012 Mexico DF, Mexico

Official selection of video-art work ,Desert Equinox, September 2012. Australia

Official selection of video-art work ,exDox, Cologne of, September 2012. Cologne, Germany

Official selection of video-art work ,FACADE, September 2012. Bulgaria.

Official selection of video-art work ,Art in the Cinema, August 2012. Serpa, Portugal.

Princeton Student Film and Video Festival, August, 2012. Princeton, USA.

Official selection of video-art work ,Video Raymi Muestra internacional de Videoarte, Qosqo, Peru

VII Bienal de Musica de Buñol, August 2012. Buñol, Valencia, Spain

Official selection of video-art work, Video Raymi, Muestra internacional Videoarte, Jun 2012. Chiclayo, Peru

Official selection of video-art work, Video Raymi, Muestra internacional Videoarte,Jun 2012. Arequipa, Peru

Official selection of video-art work ,Video Raymi, Muestra internacional de Videoarte,Jun 2012. Lima, Peru

Official selection of video-art work ByoB festival de arte, Malasartes, Jun 2012. El Salvador

Official selection of video-art workA´Taleca Festival 2012, Jun 2012, Sangarren, Huesca, Spain

Film Festival Official Selection “ForadCamp”, Jun, 2012. Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection eco film festival“La luciérnaga encendida” Universidad Católica de Murcia, May-Jun 2012. Murcia, Spain

Official selection of video-art work “Click&Rec PhotoEspaña”, July 2012

Augmented Reality Instalation “MiraAlicante”, in “Convulsionarte”, in the patronage of culture Alicante, February 2012, Alicante, Spain

2011

​ Augmented Reality Instalation "TimetravellersCabanyal", Derivas Virtuales, Archivo vivo Cabanyal, December 15 – 19, 2011. Valencia, Spain

Augmented Reality Instalation"CodeCabanyal", Derivas Virtuales, Archivo vivo Cabanyal, December 15 – 19, 2011. Valencia, Spain

2010

​ Video-Art proyections of Manusamo&Bzika's selected works in “La Ravetina”, Vivir de cine, International Short Film Festival, August 24, 2010.Buñol, Valencia , Spain.

Augmented Reality Instalation” Timetravellers 3.0, los orígenes de la tomatina”, August 13-23, 2010. Buñol. Valencia, Spain

Presentation of proyect “Timetravellers 3.0 ,los orígenes de la tomatina”, in the tourism fair of Valencia, February 27, 2010. Valencia, Spain

2009

​ Interactive robotics instalation “ Politicsboots”, international festival “I NEED FSTIVAL”,, August 7-8, 2009. Napoli, Italy

Video-Art proyections of Manusamo&Bzika's selected works , international festival “I NEED FSTIVAL”,, August 8, 2009. Napoli, Italy

Augmented Reality Instalation “TIMETRAVELLERS 2.0”, international festival “I NEED FSTIVAL”,, August 8, 2009. Napoli, Italy

Presetation of proyects “TIMETRAVELLERS 1.0” in Dorkbot Valencia, Galería Magatzems

2008

​ Augmented Reality Instalation "TIMETRAVELLERS 1.0" in the European capital 2013 20 contest to August 23, 2008. Kosice, Slovakia

Augmented Reality Instalation "Ciudades Construibles" in Festival of arte and investigation, "Observatori", May 2008, Valencia, Spain