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SKINSKIN is an interactive installation, in which visitors have the
opportunity to use a GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) interface, which
measures their skin's moisture. The variations of these values are an
indication of psychological or physiological arousal, such as for example
appearance of stress or relaxation.
The values received from the GSR are further transmitted to a
computer in order to transform the sound and the images of the
interactive space. Visitors are therefore invited to create an
audiovisual environment from their own emotional and physiological
The first version of the installation was conceived and developed
during an artist in residence invitation by the 2580 Association in
Romania (Cluj-Napoca) during the "Liquid spaces – dynamic models of
space in art and technology" event in October 2012.
The second and extended version is octophonic and was presented for
the first time at Harvestworks- Digital Media Art Center in New York
City in June 2014.
She finished studies in Fine Arts (M.F.A) in 1990 at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá (Colombia). She pursued postgraduate studies such as: Film Animation (1992-1993) at the CFP (Milan-Italy); M.F.A Visual Arts (1993-1995) at the École Supérieure d'Art Visuel (Geneva- Switzerland) and Sound Design and Electronic Composition at the Folkwang University Essen (Germany) with Prof. Dirk Reith (2001-2004). She has also been artist-in-residence in Germany both at the ZKM - Centre in Karlsruhe (2004-2007) and at the KHM in Cologne (2008 -2009).
Her work has been presented in festivals and in group and solo exhibitions around the globe, for example, at the Bauhaus-archiv Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin (2004), the ZKM Centre in Karlsruhe (2005); Enter3 in Prague (2007), at the European Capitals of Culture Luxembourg and Romania (2007); 2008 at KIBLA Multimedia Centre in Maribor, the International Computer Music Conference ICMC in Copenhagen and Montréal (2007 and 2009); the SIGGRAPH Asia in Yokohama (2009), Museo de Arte Moderno and ESPACIO Fundación Telefónica in Buenos Aires (2010), Kölner Musiknacht (2010 and 2011); the Re-New Festival in Copenhagen (2011); the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression NIME Oslo (2011), at the ISEA Istanbul 2011; Grenzgänger & Visuals Sounds Festivals Cologne (2005, 2009 and 2012); at LEAP Space for media Art in Berlin (2012), at the International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research CMMR Marseille and Plymouth (2013 and 2015), at the Salon Suisse, an official collateral event of the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), at Harverstworks - Digital Media Arts Center, New York City (2014); Turm Lutherkirche Cologne (2011 and 2014), Klangkunstfestival Berlin 2014, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival NYCEMF (2010, 2013 and 2014); at Nabta Art Centre Cairo (2015), Kunstquartier Bethanien Projektraum Berlin (2015), at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Bogotá MAC (2011 and 2015) and more recently at MADATAC Festival in Madrid (2016).