[ISEA2012] Artist Talk: Lucas Mafra & Fred Paulino – GAMBIOLOGIA PROJECT

Artist Statement

Gambiocycle is a Mobile Broadcast unit. It is a tricycle containing electronic gear for interactive video projection and digital graffiti in public space. The vehicle is inspired by anonymous ambulant salesmen who ride on wheels through Brazilian cities, mostly selling products or doing political advertisement. Gambiocycle subverts this logic by gathering elements of performance, happening, electronic art, graffiti and “gambiarra” (makeshift, kludge): what it advertises is only a new era of straight democratic dialogue between people who participate in the interventions and their cities.                                      gambiologia.net/blog/category/exposicoes/2012-isea-machine-wilderness-albuquerque-nm

Gambiologia” is the name of a collective of artists – Fred Paulino, Lucas Mafra and Paulo Henrique ‘Ganso Pessoa’ – who mix this art of improvisation with DIY culture & technology to develop electronic artifacts.