Divine cyborg is a series of imaginative goddesses, based on ancient regional values and myths that are combined with contemporary and futuristic symbology and technology. A speculative location-specific and humorous project, designed to question and rethink the role of mankind on this planet.
Departing from local elements, stories, books, histories, songs, crafts, those goddesses are constructed or better said, reborn, in the culture we inhabit. It is here where they gain special significance to each of us, confronting our present with our most ancestral beginnings.
I call them Cyborg Goddess. Half human, half machine. And fully techno-spiritual.
This project contains different chapters that are being developed in places and formats as diverse as:
- an interactive hand woven tapestry in a remote village in Bolivia
- a mural painting on a multicultural island in Malaysia
- A mural painting outside a Quechua village in Bolivia
- A ceramic sculpture in a fishing town in Latvia
- Machine embroidered patches made in industrial neighbourhood in Cochabamba
- Hand silk screen printed editions of the drawings
- a performance-installation based on ghosts and gods in Taiwan (in process)
In the spring 2019 I have been working in Bolivia with Sandra de Berduccy, a Bolivian textile artist specialised in ancient Andean weaving techniques and e-textiles. With her support I have created an interactive textile, featuring a futuristic Andean goddess. Through the weaving I dived deeply into the roots of Andean culture, knowing local weavers in small villages and meaning of the symbols and symbology, world view, cosmology and rich pre-columbian culture.
More on the work in progress can be found here:
Nothing from May 8, 2021 to May 8, 2022.