[ISEA2012] Artists Statement: Agnes Chavez & Alessandro Saccoia – (X)TREES

Artists Statement

(x)trees is a socially interactive virtual forest generated from search words found in tweets and text messages. It is collaborative experiment in data visualization, video mapping and participatory art. Artist Agnes Chavez collaborates with programmers to create algorithmic drawings generated from data and projected in real time onto buildings or walls, exploring our connections to technology and nature. For ISEA2012, Chavez has collaborated with creative coder Alessandro Saccoia to create an immersive environment with multi-layered elements such as interactive branches, leaves, flowers and sounds collected from nature. Video: (x)trees installation at ISEA2012 Machine Wilderness.    magazine.art21.org/2012/09/25/isea2012-machine-wilderness-in-review/desktop-xtree

  • Agnes Chavez is an interdisciplinary new media artist and educator based in Taos, New Mexico, USA, Berlin, Germany and Lisbon, Portugal. She collaborates with artists, scientists and youth to create sensorial experiences that explore our relationship with art, science, technology and nature  as a process and tool for personal and social change.        agneschavez.com
  • Alessandro Saccoia, Head of Research and Data Science at Beintoo, Milano, Italy