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Symbiotic Interaction

WEARABLES, 2016-2017

The artwork consists of two wearables that allow us to measure and monitor our environment through the platens that are integrated into them, and that act as an interface with the user to alert him or her of environment changes.

The plants are connected to sensors,  developed by the artists, capable of capturing the electrical alterations generated in plant organisms, depending on the changes produced in their environment.

These are translated into modifications in colors, sounds, and graphics, with the wearable rearer can observe.
The artistic project tries to establish a symbiotic human-plant relationship. While humans obtain information from their environment through vegetation, they offer their CO2 to plants in return. A drip irrigation system is also integrated in the interface.
 























Exhibited at:
Eco-Visionarios. LABoral Centro de Arte. Gijón. Spain. Switzerland. Curated by Sabine Himmelsbach, Karin Ohlenschlaeger and Yvonne Volkart. 2019
Eco-Visionaries. Hek. Basel. Switzerland. Curated by Sabine Himmelsbach, Karin Ohlenschlaeger and Yvonne Volkart. 2018
Nova XX. Halles Saint-Géry. Bruselas. Bélgica. Curated by Stéphanie Pecourt. 2017-2018
LookForward Fashion Tech Festival 2017. Musee La Piscine. Roubaix France and  La Gâitè Lyrique, París. France. Curated by Anne-Sophie Berard. 2017
This project has been created thanks to SoftLab Residency Scholarship at Sliperiet - a part of Arts Campus at Umeå University. Sweden
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María Castellanos

María Castellanos has a degree and a doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Vigo, Spain.
In her work, she investigates the body, specifically the perception and sensory deficiencies of human beings. She focuses on the hybridizations between cyborgs and wearables as a paradigm for the expansion of human sensory capabilities.


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