Archive for April, 2012

Date: April 18th, 2012
Cate: actividades, places

LabSurLab Quito 17-25.06.12

Encuentro de artistas, investigadoras y iniciativas culturales de sud america.

Organizado en el Centre de Arte Contemporaneo de Quito, Ecuador, y estructurado alrededor de una serie de mesas de trabajo, el LabsurLab era un ocasión única para intercambiar impresiones con otras investigadoras al cruce del cuerpo, del social y del tecnologico. Entre otros actividades participé en un taller con Cultura Senda “Minga Abierta”  , una mesa redonda sobre Tecnologias Ancestrales y presenté Orbitando Sátelites & el Decalogo de Practicas Culturales de Código Abierto.

Date: April 16th, 2012
Cate: actividades

Aviso de Emergencia 14 – 15.06.12

emergencia / paula pin / 2012

MIMAART _ Aviso de Emergencia
Paula Pin, Gaia Leandra, Helena Torres, Mutanger,  Jaime de los Rios, Pedro Soler

14 y 15 de junio 2012, 17h a 20h
CAMON, Alicante, Festival MIMAA

Aviso de Emergencia es un encuentro con artistas trabajando en las fronteras entre naturaleza, maquina y arte : los sistemas digitales basada en procesos naturales de Jaime de los Rios, las narrativas espaciales y pensamiento ciborg de Helena Torres, el sonido generado desde el cruce de planta y humana de Paula Pin, y el performance híbrido de Mutanger. Presentado por Pedro Soler.


Date: April 16th, 2012
Cate: actividades, places

Speech in CISR St Petersburg 16.05.12

The development, humanization and “reanimation” of public city space through artistic methods.

The speech will take place here :

Since the beginning of the 21st century, and thanks to authors like Richard Florida or John Howkins, the idea that creativity is fundamental to the success of a city has been widely accepted. However the implementation of this idea has taken many forms. The existence of a “creative class” creates a new situation for class war (especially seen in gentrification) while the results of creativity (such as night life, more extreme forms of art, political activism) are often not welcome to authorities. Cities want the creativity but at the same time desire to control it.

As Gerard de Lacaze-Duthiers wrote in 1935 “Between art and authority lies an abyss. They are representations of different worlds, diametrically opposed”.


Date: April 11th, 2012
Cate: textos


Ha salido el libro de Submidiologia – una collección de textos  desde Brasil.

Contiene 2 textos mios :

Date: April 11th, 2012
Cate: actividades, places

Pixelache Helsinki 12 May 2012

The tension between the individual and the collective is always present in filigrane in human society. The wealth of western society and its dependence on the State has generated a situation of excessive individualism, damaging the natural capacity for cooperation and creating a fractured world where all exchanges are monetarized.

The events of 2011 – Arab Spring, 15M, Occupy Movement – and those to come in 2012 –  are the tip of the iceberg of a widespread desire for a more collective way of thinking and living, rejecting huge imbalances of wealth and putting into practise other forms of social organisation and creation. Starting from the idea of the Commons – shared resources that are managed collectively – we will explore examples of initiatives coming from a variety of practises and areas of the world that put into practise strategies for change.


Date: April 5th, 2012
Cate: textos

Collective Emergencies




We are living in the age of biotechnology, announcing the cyborg. Uncritically rushing towards a prosthetic future, seperated between an immense class of slaves in constant poverty and a tiny group of wealthy semi artifical beings ready for anything to coldly maintain and extend their privileges. Technology becomes a plague on the planet, destroying huge areas of wilderness to extract the materiales necessary to extend itself, employed in wars that are more and more remote from the centres of control, systems of vigilance to control the slaves, keeping them locked into an endless loop of insatisfied desire, sickness and misery. Artists amuse the masters and distract the slaves, all discourses absorbed into a black hole of meaning. Critical currents are merely inconvenient, easily strangled economically and, if needs be, coercively. This bleak picture is not just an exercise of science fiction but neither is it all true. The sheer velocity and multiplicty of the changes in the planet create chaotic states where nobody is really in control anymore and unexpected cracks open up. Emergencies are, at the same time, moments of danger and the appearance of undirected forms.

“What we look for in art is a different way to live, a fresh chance at coexistence.” Brian Holmes [1]