I’m an artist, scholar and curator interested in the relationship between art and technoscience, with a special focus on smart textiles and wearable technologies.
I’m a member of the 2580 Association (Cluj, Romania) and of Paidia Institute (Cologne, Germany). Following Visual Arts and Cultural Anthropology studies in Cluj (Romania), I completed my PhD thesis at Paris 1 University (France).
YOUR FAILED PROJECT
It was a panel group proposition for ISEA 2016 in Hong Kong.
The panel answered the call for papers and panels launched by ISEA 2016. Our application was meant to answer the theme of Noise Contra Signal.
To bring together different approaches related design of sound and noise devices, from radio broadcasting to e-textiles.
Taking as starting point Victor Papanek’s story of the non-expensive, locally adapted produced radio receiver we assembled a series of project presentations which deal with different aspects of radio broadcasting: From the way a radio receiver and a radio transmitter are produced to radio infrastructure, and from the delivered information to the means of questioning its accuracy and validity.
other (describe) economic censorship
We couldn’t find the money to travel to Hong Kong. There was almost no time very little time and there We were obliged to cancel in the end the panel.
We are tried to apply with the same panel for another exhibition in Germany, but they were not so much interest in a panel, as they were interested in the works.
Since it is one of the major events in electronic arts, and since the academic evaluation it is sometimes made based on the number of accepted and published papers, we can said that we were financially censored to participate.
For me it is the combination of materials, the new kind of performativity they allow. It is also the multilayered relationship to materiality.
Most of the discursive aspects are related to the types of application they allow (army, health, aesthetics, etc.) or the new applied way of teaching science.
I think that there it will be more and more interest in the material science research, but also there will be need it a much more systemic approach to design, one that takes into consideration the conception, the production, the use and the residues of the e-textiles. The legal and social aspects are therefore not to be left aside.