VIDEO SOUND INSTALLATION
Table, laptop, monitor, 2 tablets, Ipod, speakers, web cam, three mirrors (wall, vanity and portable), mixer made with electronic lutherie, miniplug cables, digital sculpting and 3D printing. Variable Measures, 2017.
Awarded the 2nd Prize of Project A - 15th edition.
Photographic and video recordings: Botón Rojo Estudio, Gonzalo Maggi.
Sound: Lucero Blaustein.
Acknowledgements: Mariano Giraud and Manuel Osorio.
→ Hello, I'm Cara. Detritos de una subjetividad ciborg
Essay by Victoria Papagni published in +CODE FEST.
In the work I propose to work with digital materiality and discover the possibilities of (being) a .jpg file. The mirrors-devices are arranged in the installation as a dressing table of the future. An inventory of selfies where the cell phone camera is a public mirror. I consider the selfie as a self-staging, a constructed and meditated self-portrait that shapes our public identity. Our value is measured by the level of exposure and the contemporary capital is disputed: attention. I work on the aesthetics of narcissism through the use of my own image. I make videos, GIFS, 3D modeling and printing, use Snapchat filters, steal photos from Google. I modify the structural configuration of the digital code of my selfies, operations known as glitch and datamosh. There is no way to know which pixel is going to break, the opposite of the premeditated selfie. It is curious how many images come out of a single file. In some cases, the same digital error generates a sound that did not previously exist. It is literally the sound of the image. I amplify the audio through a mixer I built. It receives three audio channels, each channel is a screen. They are looped through the speakers and are superimposed, forming a layered digital noise composition. The sound accompanies the visual noise of the flowing stream of low quality images.
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