Cecilia Vilca

Artists in Residence
01.01.2016 - 29.02.2016

Cecilia Vilca lives and works in Lima, Peru. She holds a Masters Degree in Digital Arts, from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), a Graphic Design Degree from the School of Design Toulouse-Lautrec (Lima, Peru) and a full scholarship in Geo Information Science and Atlas Design, from the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) – University of Twente (The Netherlands). She focuses her artistic activity on creating pieces made with technology (in concept and realization). These pieces explore relationships between technology and gender, society and nature. Her main goal is to encourage reflection through revelation, using technology as a “poetic of revelation”. Technology allows her to reveal a process or a behavior that society thinks is natural. Her projects range from those that are built with public participation and interactivity, to those that combine scientific methods such as electron microscopy and cartography. Crafted with programming where it controls the discourse, either by choosing what, how and when it shows. These results are non-linear works, with modularity, uncertainty and automation. The art piece is an object that does not exist as one, but as infinite versions without losing identity. She has exhibited and lectured in Peru, Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain, Cuba, Chile and Norway. During her participation in our programme, Cecilia developed a project called “Future Relics”, which is an investigation about the power of objects as containers, where we add information and subjective contents. Also about data, they already have what is mutable and is “contaminated” by their environment, their chemical composition. The project explores scientific methods and combines them with data visualization and archeology. It is a confrontation of beliefs with the assumed coldness of data that speaks from the physical. It is a clash with the future. It is research, travel, process. They are “souvenirs of faith”.


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