By the late twentieth century, our time, a mythic time, we are all chimeras, theorized and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism; in short, we are cyborgs.
The Cyborg Manifesto, Donna Haraway
My latest and forthcoming projects are inspired by the everyday mediation technology provides to contemporary perception. Live events are often seen through digital cameras’ low quality LCDs and fequently the second most valued sense is completely obliterated by mp3-players. In order to explore and exploit Haraway’s foresight my work aims to use low-tech resources which mimic the process and strategies computation imposes on objects and imagery. Using information crudely and feeding it through formal and visual filters is my strategy to expand on this cyborg extrasensory experience and contribute to a pre-digital awareness. To achieve that I engage an archeology of first generation digital imagery and its pixelated bitmap matrix. This grid was only available to the Dandy during the last decades of the 20th century and because of that there is a sense of yearning of those primordial days of the information age. That longing for the past made me think that period is probably our most recent antiquity, like the classics were to the renaissance and modernists to the post-modernists.
[…] we need to know how the computer sees, to learn how to recognize its gaze and then to imitate it.
In The Subject of Visual Culture, Nicholas Mirzoeff