[ISEA2023] Artists Talk: Milton Sogabe & Fernando Fogliano — Human and machine generating poetic energy

Artists Statement

Theme: Bioart – Biodesign Subtheme: Symbiotic Imaginaries

Keywords: Art-Technology, energy harvest, interaction, human body, anthropocene, post digital.

In the context of the Anthropocene, Post-Human and Post-Digital, technology in Art gains a complexity that goes beyond the exploration of its possibilities, involving other environmental and social concerns. From these discussions comes the proposal to build a triptych of works that incorporate current issues. In this sense, we present three works of Art-Technology, which propose to eliminate the use of commercial electricity or batteries, as well as the non-use of computers or digital processors in their structure. However, maintaining the interactivity of the human with the machine, brought by the digital revolution. Breath, Touch and Gesture form the triptych, in which each work explores a technological operating system, based on simplicity and transparency, so that it gains energy and life through contact with the human body, generating different poetics and symbologies

  • Milton Sogabe (BR) is a researcher in the area of art science and technology and a professor at Anhembi Morumbi University. Working since 1977 with drawing and printing, after 1987 he begins to work also with the telecommunication art, and interactive installations. He has worked in cAt-science/Art/technology, research group at Art Institute from the State University of São Paulo.
  • Dr. Fernando Fogliano (BR), Postdoctoral fellow at the Postgraduate Program at the Institute of Arts at UNESP (São Paulo State University), PhD and Master in Communication and Semiotics at PUC-SP, Co-coordinator of the Science, Art and Technology Group cAt-UNESP, member of the International Research Group on Convergence between Art, Science and Technology at UNESP, GIIP.