Santiago Ocampo is Professor of Fine Arts with specialization in Engraving (Santa Ana Higher Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina) and he was one of the selected artists within the Semillero 2017 open call, tanks to which he was able to show his work Trace in the November 2017 ´aceNITE.
Trace is an interactive and generative installation in which the viewer is part of the piece. The work is based on the information that one leaves when entering the Web, the searches on the Internet that one makes, the geographical position, the operating system that one uses, the type of computer, etc. All this information, of which one is not generally aware, leaves a trace, a mark, in the immense world of the digital.
The installation was projected on a wall of the Políglota Room, using a device placed on a pedestal about 2 meters from the screen. The spectator places his/her hand on the device activating the recording of the movement of his hand that will be animated when he moves his hand away, leaving a trail.
My intention is to be able to generate works in which the viewer can immerse themselves, get lost and achieve through the union of technique and aesthetic sensibility, generate a sense of wonder and hypnotism.
1987 | Buenos Aires. Argentina
2016 | University of Nebraska Omaha, USA
2016 | Fundación´ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2015 | [CYCLES] Portfolio exchange
2015 | Caja Gráfica
2012 | Williams Foundation – Engraving group exhibition