[ISEA2023] Artists Talk: Elias Maroso — Cryptochrome (The Hidden Color)

Artists Statement

Theme: Other Cosmologies Subtheme: Symbiotic Organizations

Keywords: Art and Electronics, Magnetoreception, Cryptochrome, Sci-entific Outreach, Mercosul Visual Arts Biennial.

How to express beyond-human phenomena and sensibilities? Is it possible to connect artistic and scientific languages to bring an invisible horizon to visibility? This talk refers to the creation process of the electronic installation entitled Crypto-chrome (The Hidden Color), an artwork dedicated to the “magnetic vision” of migratory birds, presented at the 13th Mercosul Visual Arts Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil. With studies in computational biophysics, drone photography, digital simulations, and electromagnetic sound devices, the artwork discussed articulates contemporary art practices, scientific divulgation, and technological prototyping to emphasize world phenomena beyond human perception. Its realization relied on the consultancy of researchers in physics and biology, as well as technicians in electrical engineering. The articulation between art, science, and technology gave the installation multivalent qualities, considering its artistic repercussion, precise scientific approach, and technological experimentation.

  • Elias Maroso (BR) is an artist and researcher. He creates objects, spatial interventions, and energetic devices, relating different media and study references. Doctor in Visual Arts from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, emphasizing Languages and Contexts of Creation.