[ISEA2018] Artist Statement: Camilo Hermida — Dark Sightings

Artist Statement

“Dark Sightings” explores the construction of three-dimensional creatures and questions the generation of artificial territories, where the organic is represented by polygonal geometry. It invites the viewer’s immersion in real and digital environments, where evolutionary processes and transformations of fragments of reality and fiction are modeled. The creation of the models is developed with 3D tools as visual production that creatively reconstruct fiction and imagination. The representation of reality develops parallels of the changing perception we see in the real and digital world, as proposed by Hernández (2002). Fictitious elements take life, they do not exist but they are a living part of the polygonal digital nature, creating an instability between the unreal and the real. Reflect on the poverty, insecurity and social inequality that lives in society and the great capitals of the world, the relationship of real problems with technological life for the revolution and virtual digital development. Visual exploration results in graphics that complement the concept of three-dimensional digital generation. The modeling of geometric shapes with organic coating, visualize the invisible relationships of fantasy, imagination and perception of the viewer and their relationship with the environment.

  • Camilo Hermida (Colombia) is PhD candidate in Design and Creation University of Caldas. Magister in Interactive Design and Creation, University of Caldas (2014). Postgraduate in Medial Arts, National University of Córdoba (2012). Specialist in Design Management, Jorge Tadeo Lozano University (2010). Graphic Designer, Jorge Tadeo Lozano University (1999). Professor Politécnico Grancolombiano University (actually). Professor Los Liberadores University (2011 – 2016). Professor Jorge Tadeo Lozano University (2003 – 2005). Animation Director 2D and 3D.