Interactive video sculpture and NFT collection.
new media art, projects
by fran •
Interactive video sculpture and NFT collection.
God is in the bugs: any real biological evolution is the consequence of an error in a DNA copy.
POI Finch: “You are being watched. The government has a secret system: a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know, because I built it… “ …maybe the government doesn’t need the machine… you are sharing your intimacy without even knowing and anyone can access it with a 35$ machine.
Back in 2015 I asked myself: what could found photography be like in the digital age? I created Shared Folder (Red Box) in 2016.
Selfie glitch video (mp4)
4 seconds (24,721,836 bytes)
166 A3 pages.
Digital & Electronic Art Festival Mallorca
May 24-25, 2019
Centre Cultural Casa Planas
23 x 16 x 1 cm.
31 Instax Square pictures.
Magazine, 36 pages, 22×28 cm (Letter format)
10,50 x 20,50 x 38cm
29 A4 80gm pages
57 13x18cm photographs
Traces is a series of unplanned walks through urban landscape based on Guy Debord’s Dérive (“Drifts”). The purpose of the walk is to take pictures, nothing else. It´s always circular: it starts and ends at the same point. It happens within one day. I let my subconscious choose direction. I shoot whenever I see anything…
Traces is a collective project that provides a chance to experience a dérive [literally: “drifting”, a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances] and verify its capacity to document urban space from different perspectives while using a common methodology and creating a psychogeographical map of Barcelona. Following the concept of a dérive proposed by Guy…
Passengers is a website as well as a series of street photography books about the passengers who use public transport. The project was developed as a web participatory concept. All of the images were captured with mobile devices and published on Instagram. The website gives a real time look at participation while the books are…
Remember a factory… an early 20th century one. You may come up with some Lewis W Hines iconic images. We need to photograph our XXI factories. I capture the spaces where I work as software engineer.
As part of my Artificial Intelligence research I made this contact sheets of the faces that the algorithm is finding. You can read more about my research here. You can also view the full contact sheets archive in contacts or flickr. The archive is updated every time the system find enough number of new faces.…
2008-… In my routine drifts I always got caught by store fronts.
How would a robot imagine a human face? “I dreamed about a human being” is like spying into a robot’s brain. “I dreamed about a human being” is part of a project exploring the use of artificial intelligence as applied to photography by using online open source code and data. The project already has a…
Ubiquography is an exhibition that aims to make people think about the traits that define mobile photography: ubiquity and immediacy. http://ubiquography.com/ Participants capture, edit and publish their pictures using their phones and they are instantly displayed in the exhibition (inreal-time) emphasizing the immediacy aspect. The exhibition will be simultaneously held in different cities around the…
On February 24 at 21:45, Fotografies program on ‘channel 33’ showed a special on street photography for which I had the luck of getting interviewed. My adventure companions were incredible: Eugeni Forcano, Paco Elvira and Rafa Perez. The 25 minute program can be seen here: http://www.ccma.cat/tv3/alacarta/fotografies/street-photography/video/3966610/ Some of my photographs can be viewed on Catalunya Television’s website in this online…
Although iPhoneography might seem to be about a group of addicted fans and technobuffs who cannot stop using their mobile phone, it is in reality the continuation of a trend that began with the advent of the Kodak Brownie in February 1900 and has been developing since then. The Kodak Brownie is recognised as the…
Last week a cultural center in Barcelona contacted me to get ideas regarding a project. We spoke for a few hours and I told them about my experience with Barcelona Photobloggers as far as organizing participative photographic projects. At the end, I had the feeling that this talk could help other centers so I decided…
In 2002, the lab where I used to have my film developed reduced the price of ‘developing to CD’ and I started asking for the digital medium. By the beginning of 2003 I’d already decided to give paper up. The dematerialization of my photos implied that I didn’t have anything to take to work anymore…
2009-2010 Quote: “Unemployment keeps rising in Spain, punishing with the most cruelty small and medium-seize businesses. It is estimated that every day 500 independent contractors lose their jobs and every week about 4000 businesses are forced to close. The small and medium-size Catalan companies will demonstrate again tomorrow before the Congress…” (11-17-2009 “La Vanguardia” Newspaper.…
Artist book and site-specific installation.
“The simply curious doesn’t have the right… Zen, like all mysticism, will only be understood by a mystic who… won’t give into the temptation to obtain by a surreptitious way that which the mystical experience denies” (Translator’s note from ‘Zen in the Art of Archery’) From Pepe Baeza’s talk I found out that Braque had…
Rainy Day as flickrGrama. This is a procjet i’m working flickrGramas. It’s a very early version, my first try. Next improvements are 1) use only cc drivates allowed 2) create by tags (a face formed by thousands of faces, a rainy day formed by thousands of rainy images) 3) improve color indexing technics More resulution…
In recent years, the phenomenon of photoblogs, an extension of the blog culture where photography is the center of attention, has been acquiring adepts on the internet. Around this phenomenon, online communities in various cities around the world, Barcelona among them, have sprung up as a meeting place for the photobloggers. Barcelona Photobloggers come out of…