"Juliette" is a transdisciplinary project created by Iria do Castelo & Ramses Salas during the Artist in Residence Program at SomoS Art House Berlin.
Ramses Salas is a Software Developer based in Berlin and graduated from Charles III University of Madrid in 2016. Member of the Dance and Technologies laboratory at the same University during 2016 and 2017. He has collaborated in the creation of video interactive pieces presented as part of contemporary dance performances at Conde Duque Madrid Cultural Centre and the theater of the University of León.
At SomoS, Iria do Castelo collaborated with media artist Ramses Salas for the first time to create the interactive installation Juliette, exclusively for the October 2019 Un_Real Desires exhibition. The piece incorporates a physical sculpture and a virtual interactive component, modifiable by the viewer it through movement. It suggests how humans could follow the impulse of the ecstatic, erotic and the sacred that are suppressed by the demands of society.
1,40 x 80 cms
Arancha Osoro Gallery (Oviedo)
May 25 - June 29, 2018
21 - 25 July, 2018
Fundación Abanca Santiago de Compostela
4/12/2018 - 10/03/2019
A project in collaboration with Ricardo O’Nascimento.
" Be Loved " is a transdisciplinary project created by Iria do Castelo & Ricardo O'Nascimento supported by MAC Contemporary Art Museum of A Coruña (Spain) and with the collaboration of Niffo Galerie Rotterdam.
Ricardo O’Nascimento is a new media artist from Brazil. He research into body- environment relations through interactive projects and hybrid outlook.
The piece is composed of two twin wereable pieces that interact with each other. The braids connect the twins turning it into an interactive audio performance that shows a complex mix of anxiety and relax feelings.
The project was launched at South Explorer Art Festival in Rotterdam on 31 October 2015. It was performed by us using new media interactive processes and elements of our personal discourse.
Photos: Lidia Vevi
Video: Javier Lloret
Olimpia & Vivian Heimlich
Interactive sculpture created while Artist in Residence Program at MAC (Contemporary Art Museum A Coruña). Residencias MAC 2013.
An automotive that responds with feelings to the proximity of the viewer. It has two motion sensors that start breathing when someone stay near and get excited when people get even closer. The title is based on Sinister in Psychoanalysis Essay of Sigmud Feud (1919).
1,90 x 1,70 x 75 cms.
Iron, papel clay, textile, assemblage and electronic elements based in Arduino.
Electronic & Mecanical system designed in collaboration with Salvador Gutierrez de la Concha.
Photo: Helm & Anchor
112 x 80 cms.
Graphite on Gvarro Superalfa Paper.
Breve tratado sobre el Erotismo según Bataille.
Sculpture, assemblage, software and video. 2015.
This piece was created to Excusa Argumental exhibition at MAC (Contemporary Art Museum Gas Natural Fenosa A Coruña) curated by Ignacio García. 23 January - 15 March.
G. Bataille relates eroticism to the prohibition, transgression and the feeling of death. Mystic, sensuality, holiness and sacrifice.
Man builds a, planned, orderly, predictable world, away from the animal world, that adds security, but at times craves animality, the intensity of animal appetite, which is an image of freedom. However, the freedom that man pursues may no longer be around the appetite of the animal, since it has appeared consciousness (and in particular, the awareness of death), which distributes the possibilities of life between what is permitted and what is forbidden. This knowledge is inalienable and irrevocable.
Video and software designed in collaboration with Salvador Gutierrez de la Concha.
Bunny Pickwick was created while artist in residence at MAC Contemporary Art Museum A Coruña.
The Pickwick Papers is Charles Dickens first novel. It borns as a monthly publication and each chapter was an popular literary event. It is also considered a masterpiece of english literature.
Bunny Pickwick project borns with spirit of being launched by chapters onto social network, with collaboration of photographers and videographers, showing private life of the main character.
The distortion of the domestic environment is the excuse that I used to develop this series of lisergic characters, a delirious squad in quite odd situations. Sculptures inspired in victorian pop culture and Alice in Wonderland universe.