FUTURO_PRESENTE: Redefining our digital self
We are also redesigning ourselves without even realizing it. The situation of social distancing and lockdown, as well as the socio-economic issues we will face soon, have caused a new enlightment of the ‘digital self’. A new digital human being has born, long before the promised transhumanism and still down to earth: a digital being more aware of the value of its data, the value of the potential content it is capable of generating and the dangers of the virtual image and information management. In this talk we will focus on exploring new thinking models based on data management and digital image, evaluating the influence of these issues on creative and, therefore, cultural development. Does someone die on the Internet today? Can we get to receive a benefit simply by “being” in the digital environment? How important is communicative awareness today? How are we contributing to the content crash? What is “exformation”? In short: Are we aware of what we really are in the digital environment?
Christian García Bello is an artist and designer. His work investigates how the individual transforms, perceives and inhabits the landscape, addressing contextual conditions of the territory and its identity such as architecture, history or vernacular forms. He has made individual exhibitions at Formatcomodo, the DIDAC Foundation or the CGAC and has continuously participated in international fairs. His work has been published and reviewed in Artforum, El Cultural or DARDOmagazine and can be found in relevant collections such as DKV, CGAC, OTR Collection, Navacerrada Collection or Centenera Collection.
Miguel Prado is an artist and researcher. He’s part of the Philosophy Department at West of England University in Bristol. He has written extensively on information theory and cybernetics in relation to the notion of noise. He produces music and audio from diverse nature, collaborating with various artists and theorists such as Mattin, who is also part of the Social Discipline Podcast project. Currently, he’s a former member of the band HARRGA with Dali De Saint Paul. Recently, he’s been the editor of the NanoEthics (Springer) special section on philosophy and synthetic biology.
Ana Quiroga: Asturian based in London, Ana Quiroga has been producing electronic music since 2010. In recent years she has also dedicated herself to sound design for cinema, audiovisual performances, installations, video games and virtual reality. With a very prolific live career, Ana has played at Barbican London, Berlin Atonal, Sónar Barcelona, Sónar Hong Kong, MUTEK Montreal, MUTEK Argentina and Mexico, Norberg and LEV Festival among many others. Known for being one half of the LCC duo (formerly known as Las Casicasiotone) which released two albums (d / evolution and Bastet) and one EP with prestigious label Editions Mego, Ana continues her musical career by publishing under her own name and also under the alias NWRMNTC.
Bego M Santiago: Visual artist of an interdisciplinary nature, specialized in the use of light as a pictorial and sculptural tool. Her work explores the feedback between the real and the represented, through binomials such as: real / false, presence / absence and original / copy. Light is for her an optical illusion simulation tool capable of giving life to inanimated objects, blurring the boundaries between reality and consciousness. Santiago experiments with new types of screens and materials that enhance depth and three-dimensional optical effects. Her work has been exhibited at La Casa Encendida, MACBA, Matadero de Madrid, Image-Forum (Tokyo), Mapping Festival (Geneva), MeetFactory (Prague), FILE – International Festival of Electronic Language of Brazil, LLUM 2018 (Barcelona). Her recent activity includes artistic residencies in Museums Quartier (Vienna, Austria) and Art Basel Miami 2018, Scope Art Fair New York 2019 and SPRING / BREAK Art Show New York 2020 Fairs.
Los Voluble: Brothers Pedro and Benito Jiménez have been entangling remixing, live cinema, digital folklore and political remix video for more than two decades. “Flamenco is not a Crime” is their best-known audiovisual show, but in recent years their work with Niño de Elche, their collaborations with Rocío Márquez and Manuel León Moreno or their videoclips for artists such as Pony Bravo or María José Llergo have also stood out. . In VJ / DJ duo format, they feed on audiovisual experimentation and live remixing that puts electronic music, flamenco and large doses of humor and critical culture at the same level. Their sets include digital and analogue gear and are always live mixed. Each session includes great moments of improvisation and contextualization.
Marta Gómez and Frankie Pizá
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