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MACHINES AND SOULS: TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AND GRAMMATICS OF CONTEMPORARY CREATION
The New Media are not only means of production: they are means of creation, they give rise to new narratives and allow the generation of new spaces of social interaction – new landscapes in which the virtual is confused with the real. In addition to presenting their works, our speakers will address the new grammars of contemporary creation, based on their experience as artists of international projection, and how New Media represents a common place in which media and computer technologies converge, photography, music and cinema.
Néstor Lizalde (Zaragoza, 1979), graduated in Fine Arts, M.A. in Visual and Multimedia Arts, Superior Studies in Design and Electronics, focuses his work on research and creation of electronic devices, audiovisual systems and interactive facilities, which explore the possibilities arising in the world of art through the so-called New Media. He has participated in some of the most prestigious festivals, such as Ars Electronica (Austria), and in 2013 he won the prize for the best artist under 35 granted by the Aragonese Association of Art Critics. – http://www.nestorlizalde.com/
Patxi Araujo (Pamplona, 1967) combines his artistic face with teaching as Professor of the Department of Art and Technology of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of the Basque Country. He has extensive experience in the visual field, where he has performed numerous solo and collective exhibitions. He has worked in the field of experimental animation, receiving prizes and mentions in different international artistic contests of video and animation, and collaborated in technological implementation in contemporary dance, as well as in performances. His most recent works explore the relationships between art, current technology and poetics, from where he investigates scenographic applications, installations and events of an interactive and immersive nature under visual programming environments (VVVV). – http://patxiaraujo.com/
Oswaldo García Crespo (A Coruña, 1977), PhD in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Santiago de Compostela and Professor of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising at the University of Vigo.