Myth and Prosthesis III: Robot, Teach us to Pray

The third and last installment of the series. The main motivation was to use technology as a cognitive ritual tool. I went back to crucial “pedagogical” events of my childhood. To the first times when I was told I should stop behaving like a homosexual. The times when I was told I should take psychiatric medication. I use the rhythms generated by the robot’s brain to dance and induce a trance state. I use the robot to investigate a self previous to the “pedagogical” events that modified me deeply. This is a utopia of a new way of relating with technology. An empowering way. To create a ritual technology that gives me tools re-code my mind/body in my own terms. 

 

Awards 

 

The Kitchen (Residency NYC 2021) 

Jerome Foundation/Harvestorks New Works Comission 

NY State Council on the Arts/Wavefarm Media Arts Assistance Fund

Open Call for time based installations at Knockdown Center, New York

Harvestworks New Works Commission & Residency New York

 

Press

 

“A heady confluence of technology, culture, and cognition”. The New Yorker (click here)

 

 

Site Specific Performances

 

New Latin Wave, New York, Brooklyn Bazaar 9/30/18

 

 

 

Knockdown Center, New York 8/30/2018 

 

 

 

Amil Gallery, Lima 3/08/2018