I worked designing physical interactive installations [Invaders, 2008] that attracted people to congregate in a specific moment and place, to collectively experiment with new ways to relate to each other [Simon, 2013], looking for experiences that encourage people to create meaningful connections [business cards].
From design, I gradually moved into artistic practice. I built robots to exhibit our ease to assimilate new gestures and rapidly automate them [#artificialselfie, 2016], on purpose [Something is wrong, 2017] or without being completely aware of it [Sleep disorder, 2016]. I even surrendered control of my own gestures to others in order to stage the power of digital devices as behavioral design tools [Follow, 2018].
Sleep disorder, 2016 [gallery]
Both smartphones watched by a small robot. The first one has the alarm set. When it sounds, a mechanism touches the screen to snooze it. The second has the screen on, and each time the brightness goes down (anticipating the locking of the device), a mechanism touches the screen to prevent it from entering into sleep mode.
Machines becoming more and more human and increasingly mechanical individuals. Two gestures repeated non-stop, in a monotonous and predictable dance.
Who awakens whom? Who represses the sleep of whom?
Habits and automata. Roles mixed up.
02/06/17 → 04/06/17 El laboratorio del no hacer, Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, ES. [gallery]
22/10/16 Internet Yami-ichi, The Influencers, CCCB, Barcelona, ES.