All Posts in “Imminent Body”

June 18, 2015 - No Comments!

Imminent Body is part of FILE Video Art 2015!

I am very honoured that my work Imminent Body (2014) was selected for FILE Video Art 2015, which is part of FILE Festival Sao Paulo 2015:

FILE - Electronic Language International Festival is a New media art festival that usually takes place in three different cities of Brazil: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre ... It is the biggest art & technology festival in Brazil, and it serves as a lead indicator of the plurality of the work created in the interactive art field not only nationally but also internationally.

  • FILE Media Art presents digital works that propose different ways to explore new technologies as ways of creation and interaction. Films, sites, web and software art show that with digital art, technology can be more than its usual functionality. (Source: FILE on Wikipedia)

The HUGE show is on from the 15th of june to the 15th of july 2015 at the FIESP Cultural Centre, Ruth Cardoso Av. Paulista, 1313 - Cerqueira César, São Paulo - SP, 01311-200, Brazil

Thanks very much to the organisation for their interest and space.

I will let you know if I manage to be there, hope you enjoy the show and let me know if you are around!

 


 

 

Estoy muy honrada de que mi trabajo Imminent Body (Cuerpo Inminente, 2014) fuera seleccionado para el FILE Video Arte 2015, parte de FILE Festival Sao Paulo 2015:

FILE - Festival Internacional de Lenguage Electrónico es un festival de nuevos medios que normalmente se realiza en tres diferentes ciudades de Brasil: San Pablo, Río de Janeiro y Puerto Alegre... Es el festival de arte y tecnología más grande de Brasil, y sirve como indicador de la pluralidad del trabajo creado en el campo del arte interactivo no sólo nacional sino también internacionalmente.

  • FILE Media Art presenta trabajos digitales que proponen diferentes maneras de explorar las nuevas tecnologías como formas de creación e interacción. Filmes, sitios, web y software muestran que con el arte digital, la tecnología puede ser más que su funcionalidad usual. (Fuente: FILE en Wikipedia (en Inglés))

Esta GRAN muestra permanece abierta desde el 15 de junio al 15 de julio del 2015 en el Centro Cultural FIESP, Ruth Cardoso  Av. Paulista, 1313 - Cerqueira César, São Paulo - SP, 01311-200, Brasil

Muchas gracias a la organización por su interés y el espacio. 

Les haré saber si logro ir, espero que disfruten la muestra y cuéntenme si andan por ahí!

November 27, 2014 - No Comments!

CLASE ABIERTA en Chile – OPEN CLASS in Chile

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Mañana jueves 27 de noviembre a las 15:00 horas estaré presentando por primera vez en Chile (y en castellano!) Imminent Body (Cuerpo Inminente) en una clase abierta en la sala F13 de la FAU (Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de la Universidad de Chile).

Están todos invitados. Muchas gracias a Rodrigo Dueñas por gestionar esta clase y al Departamento de Diseño por el espacio.

¡Nos vemos en la FAU!


 

Tomorrow at 15:00 hrs I will be presenting Imminent Body for the first time in Chile (and in Spanish!) in an open class at FAU (the College of Architecture and Urbanism from University of Chile).

All invited. Thanks to Rodrigo Dueñas for arranging this class and to the Department of Design for the space.

See you at FAU tomorrow!

October 7, 2014 - No Comments!

NEWS – Designersblock, Talk at 100%Design and +

I have been a bit busy these last two weeks so I wasn't able to update this website properly, specially in regards to the recent London Design Festival.

In addition to I Saw The Future, the collective show we co-organised with some former classmates from the MA at Designersblock, I was lucky enough to be invited to show at 100%Design. It was a bit of a marathonic week but overall an amazing opportunity to present the project in two very different and challenging contexts.

First Designersblock: we had a blast. It was a fantastic experience and a chance to share our projects with a public mostly linked to design and the creative industries. Thanks to the Designersblock team and all the other exhibitors for making us feel so welcomed and for their interest and respect for our work. We were featured in Inhabitat's selection of best of Designersblock 2014 so hooray!

Now, 100%Design.

The show I was invited to take part in was Graduate Talent of The Future and it was co-curated by 100%Design and Hèloïse Parke, from the prestigious Aram Gallery in London. The group of graduates was very diverse and it did help to create a "hub" of more experimental work along with the Design Futures stand, as part of the International Pavillion at the Earls Court exhibition centre.

As another exciting and very surprising event, I was invited to share the stage with the always interesting Gigi Barker for the talk Design Futures: How Rethinking Materials Will Reshape Product Design organised by Kingston University and the Design Museum.

Again, an excellent experience thanks to the organisation from both 100%Design and the team from Kingston University.

I wrote a report about I Saw The Future for the Chilean webpage specialised in design Catalogodiseno that you can find here (in Spanish).

 

Design Futures by Kingston University

September 3, 2014 - No Comments!

Techno-animism on Mousse magazine 37

Mark Leckey, GreenScreenVegetables, 2011 on Mousse magazine 37

This is a very interesting article on Techno-animism. It was one of the sources of consultation when writing my critical text handed in earlier this year. If you are interested in learning about the topic and getting a more concrete perspective about it then I definitely recommend you to read it.

It is available in Italian and English HERE.

 

Este es un artículo muy interesante sobre Tecno animismo. Es una de las fuentes que consulté mientras escribí el texto crítico que entregué un poco antes este año. Si están interesados en saber algo más sobre el tema desde una perspectiva más concreta entonces definitivamente recomiendo leerlo.

Está disponible desde el sitio de Mousse en italiano e inglés ACÁ. 

August 1, 2014 - No Comments!

My MA project Imminent Body was featured in the super cool Artists & Algorists !

Thanks for the very nice post. Please visit their page to read more about my project and browse among the other interesting areas and projects they cover related to technology and new paths for arts and design.

 

Mi proyecto de MA Imminent Body (Cuerpo Inminente) fue destacado en el sitio super cool Artists & Algorists.

Gracias por el muy buen artículo. Visiten su página para leer más de mi proyecto y revisar las otras áreas y proyectos que cubren relativos a tecnología y nuevos caminos para el arte y el diseño.

June 30, 2014 - No Comments!

IMMINENT BODY – 2057

Timeframe for the project with stills from 2001 and Blade Runner

Timeframe for the project with stills from 2001 and Blade Runner. Extract from critical text handed in on May 2014

 

I used the two movies I consider to be more successful in terms of defining a specific year for the project.

It could not be less ​than 37 years but as 2014 + 37 = 2051 that sounds a bit weak or "too near". We are conditioned in a way to remember certain numbers better than others. According to Pythagoras' number theory both movies' years are masculine years (even). I decided for 2057 because seven (7) or Heptad is considered a perfect number. It also has among its names Fortune and Occasion "because it occurs casually and opportunely to everything".1

So, a little bit about the scenario in 2057 and the pieces I developed for the project:

What can happen with society if it is now forced to interact and understand things and devices in a different way?

How can textiles enable us to envision our ability to comprehend the boundaries and outcomes of the interaction between conscious materials and us? ​

The piece focuses its attention in materials now considered as objects and what is a device. The dialogue we will be able to have with materials that are no longer obedient executors of our will but a more autonomous entity that will demand different ways of handling and tools that suit this new nature in order to work with them.

 

June 27, 2014 - No Comments!

IMMINENT BODY – TIMELINES

June 27, 2014 - No Comments!

IMMINENT BODY – Secret Tumblr revealed!

And continuing with the Imminent Body fever I can now show you the secret repository I kept throughout the project.

I used it to store references and it tells a bit about the visual and aesthetic journey of the project. You can find a wide variety of references, from Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes' quotes to stunning images of Yohji Yamamoto or Hussein Chalayan's work.

It is here: imminentbody.tumblr.com . Please feel free to drop by and use the references you need or to add me as your Tumblr contact 😉

June 27, 2014 - No Comments!

This is the book I handed in as part of the final material for MA Textile Futures.

The cover is made of 100% linen fabric, screenprinted at Central Saint Martins in London and it has the wonderful logo designed by Comunas Unidas for the project in bright white paste.

The font used is Australis and the white paper is Monadnock 118 gsm.

The two copies were printed and bound in London by myself and they include two folding timelines that I will soon upload as larger images for you to see them.

Thanks to Hugo Fleming and Cristian Lorca and to Imogen at the dye and print workshop in CSM.

June 27, 2014 - No Comments!

IMMINENT BODY – Work in Progress video

This video shows the concept behind my project Imminent Body.

What if Artificial Intelligence becomes a reality in the mid future? We may be able to see it as part of our everyday objects and materials that we see today as "dumb" will transform into conscious entities.

I imagined textile manufacturing as an act of programming, where behaviours are mixed just as today is done with different features from different yarns.

 

If you can't see the video here's the Vimeo link: Body WIP

June 18, 2014 - No Comments!

There is a new website for my current project here: imminentbody.com . I will be working on it for a few more days so you might encounter differences or mistakes during this first week, I hope you can enjoy it anyway and please email for any questions or comments!

Thanks to the amazing alterstudio for their design and support.

January 9, 2014 - No Comments!

Hello Australis

 

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I am very happy to work with this amazing font for my new project.

Australis is a hybrid font that I wanted to try a while ago and the project I am currently working on for MA Textile Futures was the perfect opportunity to do it. I like its uniqueness and superb design details. It works amazingly in long written pieces and it is super flexible for on screen uses.

Thanks a lot to Daniel Hernández from Latinotype for their support and to Comunas Unidas for their constant -and kind- help and advice.