04 07/23

Flores aleatorias (2013-2021)

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Flores aleatorias – http://flores.pktweb.com – fue exhibida por primera vez en el Festival Internacional de la Imagen de Manizales, Colombia en el Museo de Arte de Caldas. 2023. Enlace obra festival

Flores aleatorias inició a finales de 2013 como un proceso que explora las posibilidades visuales de las funciones aleatorias (random) asociadas a la generación de formas geométricas que crean un sistema de pinceladas. Cada imagen es transformada en una pieza digital única a partir de brochazos con un aspecto visual pictórico, explotando la generación de largas cadenas de números aleatorios y usando como material de entrada fotografías de flores tomadas con cámaras de celular en baja calidad, Al centrarme en una reinterpretación de la información de cada pixel de una fotografía digital de una flor (color y posición), espero crear una conexión emocional entre el espectador y la superficie impresa que observa, animándole a apreciar la abstracción y artificialidad inherente a la imagen digital.

Cada fotografía es tratada como una matriz bidimensional de puntos (píxeles) y cada punto es procesado por el programa (escrito en processing) siguiendo la siguiente función:

f(color(j, k) × forma)

06 12/22

Paisaje sonoro #1

Grabación dentro de una guadua sin editar. Mic de celular Samsung A50. Lugar: San Luis de Palenque, Casanare, Colombia. Fecha: 2022 00

17 06/09

Comparisons: two

HI, it is often the case, that when discussing media theory, inquiries rise about the practical use of it. Which is the latests hype in media theory? and How can I use these ideas to produce something? How these body of concepts can help me in improving what I’m currently doing? Of course there is nothing wrong with such questions. However, I don’t feel absolutely comfortable with the idea of media theory as a provider of plans or manuals to reach a neat practical goal. Rather I think media theory is a critical field for discussion that sheds light over cultural, social, and technical issues with a perspective of inclusiveness and not of success.

Marshall McLuhan is one of the most quoted media theorist. His writings, though not easy to understand, are still influential in digital media schools. Culture Industries have made profit of his ideas and thereafter have thrown him away in their hysterical quest for the popular market. That accelerated dynamic has given zero time to critically take a grip on hyped terms such as non-linear, repetition, intuitive, and simultaneity. Most of them remain cryptic for most of us, at least to me they do.

Previously, I quoted a series of comparisons from the Introduction to the MIT Press edition of Understanding Media. In the following pairs, Lewis Lapham presents a series of words similar to that [1, p.xxii], identified by McLuhan, between the print to the electrical media. Now, what has impressed me about this list is the strange sense of tribalisation that can be felt in words like: power, wish, magic, legend, and prophesy. Is it a de-regularisation of modern thinking?, or Does this imply a more sophisticated regularisation?. I will call it a soft regularisation. One that instead of segmenting and normalising in order to compose, will mix and remix to do montage and pastiche.

Citizen Nomad
build wander
experience innocence
authority power
happiness pleasure
literature journalism
heterosexual polymorphous
civilization barbarism
will wish
truth as passion passion as truth
peace war
achievement celebrity
science magic
doubt certainty
drama pornography
history legend
argument violence
wife whore
art dream
agriculture banditry
politics prophecy

Many of the right-column words also, oddly, remind me of ‘experiential design’ as a more ‘human’ stage in designing pleasurable objects, which usually means that the persuasion, design is intended to, is made more convincing and subtly to be noticed. Thus, we, the nomads, buy more happily whatever the  ‘evangelist’ wants us to consume. A barbaric hedonist horde.

  1. Lapham, Lewis. “Introduction: The Eternal Now”. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. 1964. By Marshall McLuhan. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1994. ix-xxiii.