My motivation was to use technology as a cognitive tool to liberate myself. I went back to crucial “pedagogical” events where my masculinity was damaged. 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. I focused on my pelvis. I found that many traumas live in my pelvis. By moving it and making it more free I healed my masculinity and my mind-body connections.
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.
The Kitchen (Residency NYC 2021)
Jerome Foundation/Harvestworks New Works Comission
NY State Council on the Arts/Wavefarm Media Art Fund
Time based art at Knockdown Center, New York
“A heady confluence of technology, culture, and cognition”. The New Yorker (click here)