“Entropy: Sky” is a photovideography, a photograph that changes over time to change status and become a video artwork.
The pixels of the image are drawn, depending on their brightness, in opposite directions.
From these torn skies will remain only traces, vestiges of a time when the great balances on Earth were respected.
Hamilton Mestizo, an expert artist and scientist working on DIY bioart. Hamilton Mestizo is an artist, cultural manager and researcher from Bogotá (1983). His work is developed from a transdisciplinary perspective that explores the edges between art, technology and science, critically inspecting theirs sociocultural and ecological implications.
During the time of quarantine I have been experimenting with methods of culturing microorganisms based on techniques and procedures used in DIY microbiology and artistic methodology. For this, mixtures of different culture media (with organic waste from cooking and special inks) for growing microorganisms have been made, revealing shapes and structures derived from the diversity of these living beings like fungus, algae, bacteria, viruses and yeasts.
Open World Firewall responds to and utilise the hyperspeed reality of digital communication where information is shared, reposted, collaged, cut, rearranged through lossy and leaky processes that create fissures in which new semi-fictitious narratives seep through. Through the artist’s transformation and interpretation of the information fed to them from external public collaborators they will create a new virtual space, a distorted mirror image of a world they cannot see.
“Doomscrolling” refers to the ways in which people find themselves regularly—and in some cases, almost involuntarily—scrolling bad news headlines on their phone, often for hours each night in bed when they had meant to be sleeping. Certainly the realities of the pandemic necessitate a level of vigilance for the purposes of personal safety.
‘Inattention’ is a #Teletext based animation made at the Residency Irudika 2020 and, it was finished in confinement on May 3rd, 2020, in Angoulême. The residency at La Maison des Auteurs was for 3 weeks but lockdown made me stayed for 3 months in an apartment without wifi.
The Price Of Berlin is part of Malte Steiners artproject The Big Crash, an expansive art piece which branches out in many forms, such as painting, electronic art, sound and music, net art, sculpture and installation art. The thematic departure point for the piece is the instability of the real estate market as a consequence of extreme gentrification. The Price Of Berlin consists of four 3D printed artefacts derived from real estate ads.
“ABOUT US”: PARA-INSTITUTIONS AND SPECULATIVE ORGANIZATIONS Is a print exhibition (and interactive lecture) which features the logos and the short, edited, “about us” or mission statements of various institutions and organizations from around the world.
This is a presentation proposal to introduce the artistic and technical inspiration behind Momimsafe (https://momimsafe.live); a project that was my response to the covid-19 lockdown in Chicago. This work is a disarmingly simple use of technology to passively link distant spaces during a time of isolation and unpredictability. Along with a telepresence element, Momimsafe led to a number of satellite projects that emerged from it.
Machine vision technologies, such as object recognition, facial recognition and emotion detection, are increasingly used to turn images into information, filter it and make predictions and inferences. In the past years these technologies have made rapid advances in accuracy.
Speech 2 is an experimental audiovisual piece created from a series of old clips from the US broadcast public affairs interview program The Open Mind. This piece is reflection on the action of communicating, highlighting its limitations, and can be labelled as “text-sound-art” in an audio-visual framework.
Theodore is an interactive installation capable to write sentimental letters
based only on image content. The main idea underlying this project is to find out if machines are able to understand feelings, context, and generate intimate and confidential letters that express human-like sentiments using only pictures as input.
Do robots dream of virtual puppies? Nintendogs is a gameboy game about training dogs. In addition, simulated leisure time with the virtual animals is an important part of the game. In the installation the game is “played” by a robot who the whole console to stroke the dog. The installation asks: Will artificial empathy ever play a role? Does a virtual dog notice that he is being stroked by a robot? And can a virtual dog develop sympathies for this robot?
In the face of climate change, large-scale computer-controlled systems are being deployed to understand terrestrial systems. Artificial intelligence is used on a planetary scale to detect, analyze and manage landscapes. In the West, there is a great belief in ‘intelligent’ technology as a lifesaver. However, practice shows that the dominant AI systems lack the fundamental insights to act in an inclusive manner towards the complexity of ecological, social, and environmental issues.
“Study for a cosmic city” is an audiovisual work inspired by a utopian urban proposal exposed by the composer and architect Iannis Xenakis in an essay entitled “La Ville Cosmique” (1965).
These series is called* Reconquista* as I view the temples scattered all over Lima as a glitch on what it would otherwise be a uniform third world imitation of first world architecture: these should have disappeared in colonial times (many did) but others were just forgotten, being buried underground but this erasing of memory was what actually saved them.
November in Marseille, starlings gather on a crane before their big departure to Africa.
The photographic trace, lost with the film, is here reinvented to show the flight of birds under a new aspect.
Will their freedom of movement forever remain a distant dream for humanity?