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
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).
It is possible in collaboration with 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.
Iria do Castelo: I am Spanish artist, my practice explores the psychological condition of the person, the space and the uncanny relationship between the artwork and the viewer.
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
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.
"Curiosos Sucesos a la Hora del Té"
Sculptures inspired in victorian pop culture and Alice in Wonderland universe.
2013 - 2016
Photos by Helm and Anchor
"Be Superfabulous" was a project commissioned by MAC Contemporary Art Museum to be displayed at Cuarto Público Art Fair (Santiago de Compostela, Spain).
The artwork is based on an interactive booth, a cabin created to offer an immersive experience to the visitors during the art fair. We designed this box-shaped-experience based on the aesthetics of contemporary pop culture, made it with mass-produced products and popular kitsch materials. The installation includes new media and technology to create a surrounding sensation composed of light, wind and sound.
Nowadays there is mass anxiety of approval seeking and popularity tracking. We need instant gratification and we look for it in many different ways on social media. We decided to give the visitor a chance to be a celebrity, the reward of feeling "Superfabulous". Today everybody can be fabulous and the installation is a reminder to all visitors.
This project was more than an installation. We wanted to do also a "happening", a public artistic action, so we printed thousands of gold stikers with the quote "I am Superfabulous". Everybody that visited the installation wore the sticker. In a few hours there was hundreds of people wearing our slogan and attracting more people to visit the installation. On the second day of the art fair hundreds of people were all around the city wearing our stickers. At that moment there was long queue waiting to visit our installation and expecting to feel "Superfabulous" too. It was designed as an individual experience but as there was too many people waiting, we decided to allow two/three people to go inside together. We created the hashtag #besuperfabulous and an Instagram account to support the happening with a social media campaign.
The box was 2`5 by 2`5 by 2`5 meters approx. Every wall, floor and ceiling covered in black glitter. No light inside. At first, it probably feels mysterious and dark. Just a big mirror in front of you. As the visitor goes in and closes the door, the system starts working: neon lights turn on, a big fan starts moving all around your clothes and hair, also now you can see the whole cabin is full of gold glitter curtains moving around, flashes on your face and an audio performance pampering you and telling how fabulous you are. The focus of the whole installation is now your image in the mirror. The experience lasts two minutes. Everybody felt excited and really different at the end of the experience, hopefully more fabulous!
Commisioned by MAC A Coruña and created by Jeremy Keenan, Ricardo O´Nascimento, Montero & Lesta, Miguel Mariño and Iria do Castelo to Cuarto Público Art Fair 2013 while our “artist in residence” program at MAC (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural Fenosa de A Coruña).
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.