Print Media // Creative Technology // Site-specific Installation
I am an artist working with generative processes and site-specific installation. My current art-led research investigates the materiality of the digital and its relations with the natural world through a methodology that encompasses the development of live interactive visuals, print media and installation. I aim to generate environments where human manufactured objects meet organic processes, a situation where the natural and the human-made boundaries blur.
I am fascinated by ruins and inspired by the serendipitous processes of decay. Through documentation and intervention I engage with these sites. In opposition to the obsolete character that define derelict sites, these places often become a thriving environment for other species. Ruins operate as live archaeological repositories where all kinds of stories (human and non-human) overlap and mix, turning into unclassifiable assemblages. I am interested in records that escape a solely human perspective of the world including those that stem from the lens of digital technology. Currently, these other perspectives of the world become even more valuable as humans hold responsibility for climate change and new modes of engagement with the planet are necessary.
Printmaking is at the core of my practice as I have always been interested in the expressive power of materials and in the possibilities of experimenting with replication. Thus, through a strategical use of repetition (digital manipulation/ generative programming/printing) I generate patterns whose nature exist between the organic and the technological. Process is also an important feature of my practice, often combining drawing, photography, printmaking, new media and installation. Due to the fleeting nature of outdoors installations and my interest in exposing my work to natural processes, photographic documentation of the work enables me to rethink and develop new methodologies.
Through decay and manufacture, the natural world and human systems exist always feeding each other. The digital and the networked space carry with them an inherent accumulation that takes to a new level industrial mass production and reliance on natural resources. In order to understand the digital and its relationship with nature, my practice intends to bridge the seeming immateriality of the digital with the natural processes that enable the cycles of life. In contrast to the ruin, digital technologies challenge the boundaries of natural life and alter the mode of interaction between things. In the form of traces, debris, and noise, life is imprinted in space, often unnoticed and neglected. My work recreates human manufactured imprints that merge and decay in nature.