Cyborg Lo-Fi, post humanx in continuous search for an impossible community. I am a teacher, electronic artist and performer in a world that I perceive increasingly strange. ANDRÉS BELFANTI
In my works I explore our links with technology. Starting from scrap, artifacts and abandoned data, I build performative machines, where the concepts of life, body and materiality converge. I am interested in reflecting on how technological devices enable, but also impose barriers, with human and non-human actors; and how error, anomaly and the obsolete are related to biological and social life. I am currently investigating ¨the life´s algorithmization¨ through data, and how this impacts our imaginaries about the body and our own finitude in a post-human age.
ABOUT COHABITAR FRONTERAS
It was a unique opportunity that allowed me to get in touch with other artists that I probably would not have met otherwise. The work modality, chance and tight times pushed us and empowered us to a job that moved us out of my comfort zones and allowed us to open a dialogue that was extremely enriching. I finish this experience very happy and feeling my own renewed practice
1985 | Villa María, Córdoba, Argentina.
Lives and works in Córdoba City, Argentina.
2019| Master’s Degree in Political Technology and Cultures UNC (In Progress), Higher Specialization in Teaching Computer Programming, National University of Córdoba, Argentina.
2012 | Graduated in Musical Composition with orientation in Popular Music, National University of Villa María. Argentina.
2021 | Intervention on “Perception of distance” by Guillermo Mena. Along with “An Impossible Machine”. Gachi Prieto Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2019 | Art and Technology. National Endowment or the Arts, CCK, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2019 | “Print.Pong”. Evita Museum, Ferreyra Palace, Córdoba, Argentina.
2019 | “Museum Mobile”, Performance in public space in: Madrid, Spain; Paris France; Florence, Italy.
2015 | Musical Research and Production Laboratory. Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2021 | “Protocol.Map” Collective, Creation Scholarship, National Fund for the Arts, Argentina.
2021 | Collective “Protocol.Map”, New insights Subsidy, Córdoba Culture Agency, Córdoba, Argentina
2019 | “Simbiontes¨, 2019 Artistic Creation Grant, National Fund for the Arts, Argentina.
2019 | “Obrar” Award, Collective “Museum Mobile”. Secretary of the city of Córdoba.
2018 | Honorable Mention for “Black Box”. “Art and Technology” Contest. National Fund for the Arts, Argentina.
Fellowships, Together Apart
#7 | COHABITING BORDERS: results
Artists in dialogue
From cohabiting to collapsing, and vice versa, those were the movements and actions that we proposed from ‘ace for the seventh edition of Together Apart. We chose the title Cohabiting Borders with the intention of exploring the complexities that occur in the exchange of living together, and because we understand the meeting format of this program as an exercise in itself of cohabitation of a frontier: the border between our online and offline existence.
For this collective research, we also defined three axes that helped us review some possible strategies for cohabiting borders, these were: pointing frontiers, deprogramming frontiers, and metabolizing frontiers.
In this way, we were also able to observe different types of borders that contemporary artistic practices explore, from geopolitical, climatic, and technological borders, as well as the borders between forms of knowledge and methods of linking with the world.
The participating artists designed collaborative dynamics based on their areas and disciplines of knowledge but above all, opening themselves to the encounter with the experience of the other(s). In this way, great relevance was given to the exchange and the works generated from the reflection on the possible points of articulation between artists from very varied contexts.
In tune with the online environment of the program, many artists used that condition of “being connected” as an object and means of research, development and presentation of their works. They used streaming platforms such as Twitch and social media visual resources (Instagram filters) or video games. Also, several of Google's tools were used. In some cases these were useful to observe photographic records of artificially generated borders between countries (Google Street View) and in others, the artists resorted to them to point out the limiting or creative interactions that are possible between human knowledge and artificial intelligences. (Google translate). In turn, there were many proposals that involved leaving the online world towards an exploration of the environments where each artist was and the records of it through
photographs, videos and the creation of video-essays.
Moved from the beginning by the desire to understand borders as membranes rather than walls, during the month of work, the artists began collaborative creative searches that have led to visual exercises that will be presented at the ´ace Foundation on Wednesday March 23 and that in many cases, they will be ongoing investigations.
Daniela Ruiz Moreno (curator), Alicia Candiani (Director at ´ace) and Andrés Knob (Executive Coordinator at ´ace).
Assistant: Florencia Alborcen.