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Rosa Sánchez / Kònic Collective

                   

Arts Santa Mònica

Balcony
Interactive telematic installation

In this piece the visitors can tele-explore, observe and care for a small patch of living plant from a distance, using a camera connected to the internet. Drawing strokes that the camera will follow at a distance. Routes that are chosen for each exploration to discover small secrets kept in this vegetal universe situated in the artist’s studio at the Fabra i Coats – Creation Factory in Barcelona. There, Konic will be in charge of caring these plants in an open and shared process with the net-interacting public. Technology allows human beings to build an increasingly complete and defined vision of the nature surrounding us. The microscopic view, night vision, the possibility to ‘see’ sound or heat; do they bring us closer or alienate us from our environment?

Kònic > An artistic platform based in Barcelona dedicated to contemporary creation at the confluence of art and new technologies. Their activity is focused on the use of interactive and telematic technology applied to artistic projects. Their proposals have been shown in more than 40 countries in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.

Rosa Sánchez > Visual artist, performer and choreographer. Artistic directress and founder of the project in 1986. 

Software development: Alain Baumann

Net development: Pedro Vilchez

Element construction: María de Frutos    

Scanner construction: ene_ene

With the collaboration of: Fabra i Coats – Creation Factory, ICUB, Barcelona City Council, XRCB_Community Radio Network of Catalonia