Weaving bio machine in which craft techniques rooted in different pre-Hispanic cultures come together with scientific and technological knowledge. The artist uses mechanisms built based on biomaterials to design a machine that produces a fabric over time. The work is made up of two main articulations: one that weaves and the other that winds; each of them comprises a series of interlocking mechanisms that configure the main action of each work cycle. In this way, Vergara investigates the materials, techniques and biotechnological relationships involved in human-machine associations.
Viviana Vergara (CL)
Chile (1984) Media artist and professor, her interest in research-creation aim to reflect on the concepts of Crafts, Science and Technology – topics that start with the need to question the limits and ways of doing everyday activities such as weaving. The search for answers to these concepts has allowed her to link techniques that in themselves speak of popular knowledge and everyday life such as weaving, embroidery, electronics and, recently, biomaterials.