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Production Processes of Mexican Digital Artists

Production Processes of Mexican Digital Artists

Cynthia Villagomez / Mexico
Universidad de Guanajuato
Paper

My hypothesis is that the observation of processes, products and context of Mexican digital artists’ activity reveals common patterns that define Mexican Digital Art as a distinct artistic area. Through a qualitative research which included semi-structured interviews applied to eight artists, I was able to gather and ana- lyse data that confirmed my hypothesis. No other virtual or physical documents address this issue with the perspective shown in my research. The interviewed eight artists use different expressive materials and media, like sound, robotics, free software programming, laser and obsolete technologies, and internet. Notwithstanding their formal differences, they share several common aspects like interdisciplinary approach and poor funding. The robotics project, for example, uses bioremediation, water supply and decontamination technologies. All of them, with one exception, started their artistic activity with no funds and operated in precarious conditions.

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