OLEA. Digital-bio codifications

Soliman López (ES)

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The OLEA project proposes a space for reflection and the rapprochement of species, concepts, economies, societies and information flows converging in a single fluid: olive oil. Historically related to deities, abundance, health, softness and liquid gold, olive oil is the perfect place to embrace other natures. Genetic alteration, its artificial construction and coexistence in hybrid spaces, configure a new ecosystem of ethical, religious, political and social thought that, thanks to this project, aims to link molecularly with technopolitical structures, cryptography and decentralised models of thought and economy. OLEA is an oleic fluid in which the properties of this oil coexist with the molecular synthesis of the code that gives life to a cryptocurrency in blockchain environments. This hybridisation of spaces reveals a new place of understanding: a new unexpected future in the revolution of the species.


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Solimán López (Burgos, 1981): Solimán López conducts his artistic production between his studio in Paris, France (UAS, Updated Art Studio) and ESAT LAB, the innovation department he runs at ESAT, Escuela Superior de Arte y Tecnología de Valencia, Spain. His work is focused on the meaning and nature of digital archives, as shown by some pieces such as the Harddiskmuseum — an art museum on a hard disk — Framed Memory Card, Host-in, Langpath or File Genesis, while more recent works, such as High Meshes, connect virtual and analog worlds through photogrammetry.