Bedriegertje, by David Penuela & Sam Baron / FABRICA
Conceived by designer Sam Baron and interaction developer David Penuela, Bedriegertje, which in Dutch means “little deception”, explores the increasingly fluid boundaries between the real and the virtual worlds, their intersections and the causality of our interactions with them. The installation proposes a mise-en-scène of distinct but interrelated elements, either physically present or visually depicted, while evoking, yet also disrupting, the contemplative nature of a still life with its subtly responsive behavior.
In a time in which screen immersion has become a ubiquitous commonplace, with the majority of city dwellers walking around with their noses on their phones, Bedriegertje manages to fool its passer-by audience in believing that their little digital world interactions transpired from their portable screens into physical reality.
Bedriegertje was developed by David Penuela and Sam Baron, with the collaboration of Marina Rosso (photos) and Giorgia Zanellato.
This exhibition is an invitation from the Colönia’s guest curator Luísa Ribas.
Luísa Ribas holds a PhD in Art & Design, a Master in Multimedia Arts and a Degree in Communication Design from University of Porto, Faculty of Fine Arts. Her research interests include digital art and design, audiovisuality, interaction, while particularly focusing on the study of sound-image relations in digital interactive systems. She teaches Communication Design at University of Lisbon, Faculty of Fine Arts and have also contributed for several publications with articles on digital arts and design.
FABRICA is the communication research centre of Benetton Group. It was created in 1994 with the aim of combining culture with industry and offering young people from around the world an opportunity for creative growth and multicultural interaction.
Fabrica invites young artists and designers to its centre, offering them a one-year residency and providing them with a training opportunity and a wealth of resources and relations. The young resident artists develop cultural and social communication projects in the areas of design, visual communication, photography, interaction, video, music and publishing, under the guidance of experts.
The exhibition runs from the 16th of March until the 14th of june. You can visit the Colönia Micro-gallery from Monday to Friday, 14-19H30, and Saturdays by appointment.
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