Is the human being prepared to be the master of his own evolution? Metaverso offers a virtual reality experience, in which the user takes an immersive journey through the interface of the MareNostrum supercomputer, a machine stationed in the city of Barcelona, dedicated to the analysis of the human genome.
During the tour, the user will have the opportunity to reflect on the scope of genetic modification in man, its consequences on the continuity of the species and the redefinition of the concept of "human being" in times of expanded humanities.
The 'En lugar de la Mancha' project is a multidisciplinary artistic experiment that includes three components: 20 works in small format, the presentation of the book 'En Lugar de la Mancha', edited by the publishing program of the Universidad del Valle, in the that 17 of the most important writers from the south-western region of the country, establish a game of collective creation by choosing an image created by the author of the book, about which they wrote a poem or story. Finally, the conference on PAREIDOLIA, the fundamental axis for the realization of the work, this is the scientific of the psychological phenomenon by which random spots or vague visual stimuli are transformed according to our imagination into human faces, landscapes, animals or imperceptible scenes at first sight, but progressively visible after attention and deep observation of the image in question.
The split-screen audiovisual installation “Vacuum Cowboys” creates a multiplication of cinematographic and sound experience in which image and sound, divided and projected, generate a totally new experience. The viewer, being immersed in a miniature cinema enlarged in the space between the superimposed images, becomes an essential part of the relationship with the work.
With Contributors Janis Jefferies and Ahmed Khisk. Research Assistants: Genevieve Moisan, Tahseen Mustafa, Donna Legault, Hesam Khoshneviss, Sareh Majidi, Ryth Kesselring, Claire Nadon, Marc Beaulieu, Martin Peach, Sandrine Beaud, and Fanny Savoie. The Table Runner is embedded with over 400 hand-embroidered LEDs that form an LED matrix at the factory. Spectators can make texts flow across the screen, by moving the magic wand, boots can be used to similarly trigger changing messages. The objects are wirelessly connected via flexible textile antennae made of silver threads that are sewn onto the material. Depending on the signal strength, different messages will appear. The various texts refer to legends and mythologies about boards, boots, and wands.
This is a four channel audiovisual piece. Each channel runs independently and on its own time cycle. The images in this work consist of being digitally transferred 16mm treated celluloid. Each channel is subtitled with a portion of the Biblical text of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, found in Chapter Six of the Book of Revelations, which predicted that the horsemen would ride the earth and bring destruction during the Apocalypse. Through processes of deconstruction, the work describes the perception of decay, destruction and the endless notion of reaching the end of the world that manifest in contemporary times.
The work "Insolencias Benignas" is part of the exhibition "Augusto Rivera, The Great Absentee"; proposes a revision through a free and artistic appropriation of biographical and museographic fragments of the Colombian painter Augusto Rivera (1922-1982). The interactive exhibition seeks the active participation of the visitor, providing an interactive meeting space filled with sounds, paintings, photographic and cinematographic images. The creation and reuse in the field of plastics is explored in the alternatives of the expanded documentary, to pay homage within the new sensitive explorations to a sudden artist, who used to paint on canvases, walls, tablecloths, napkins, plates, shells of egg etc
Aspects of culture and civilization have changed, mainly due to the technologies used to expand the human experience; As far as our feelings and desires are concerned, many things have remained. Hieronymus Boschs most famous painting is filled with the idiosyncratic iconography that continues to intrigue viewers. Emoji are a contemporary glyph. This system offers an emotional shorthand for virtual expression. The main intention in the production of "Emoji's Garden of Earthly Delights" is to combine the historical and the popular. Sign systems, as a reflection on human, earthly and cosmological conditions in the 21st century.
Manuel de Landa (Mexico City, 1952) Mexican writer, artist and philosopher living in New York who has a highly varied and exceptional multidisciplinary body of work. He has written extensively on nonlinear dynamics, self-organization theories, life and artificial intelligence, chaos theory, architecture, and history of science. Currently, de Landa is a professor at the Graduate School of Columbia University in New York in the area of architecture and holds the Gilles Deleuze Chair at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. He moved to New York in 1975 where he became a film director. In 1980 he became interested in computing, was a pioneer programmer and made art with the computer, when he stands out as one of the most outstanding theorists in the field of cybernetics.