It’s unclear what to expect from any art show but this one, in particular, has piqued our curiosity with its description: labyrinths, honey, ladies, archeology, games, engineered yarn, and digital spaces? Oh yes. All that and more await at this wacky show by Lisboeta artist André Sier in São Bento. We think.
“Lady of the Labyrinth’s Honey” is first expression, archaeological, that guards the entrance of the first human labyrinths, before which are performed offerings of eusocial nectar, to the lady of the labyrinth, craving for safe passage before the first lethal device of serious and spacial games, in times where non-human aspects guide the sphere of human cosmos. This exhibition accounts for electronic and digital explorations in the footpath of the environment which braces the mythical engineered yarn: it proposes artifacts under the form of machinic drawings originating from non-human sources, abstract sculptures of the players, photographs and devices of bio-electronic aggregates, vegetable paintings with maps of played games, interactive visualizations of animal spaces, and a videogame, for two players. Daedalus, Ariadne, Minos, Theseus, Pasiphae, Asterion, and many others, dance and play, cyclically, in the virtual gardens of the lady of the labyrinth.
André Sier works artistically with code, electronic, interactive, digital and conventional media, where he combines video games, installations, painting, sculpture, music, mathematics and computation in objects and electronic arts experiments, in which he fuses mythology, interfaces, spatiotemporal continuums. generative, human-nonhuman art-science constructs. Award-winning artist at New Art Fest (2017), three times at Lisbon Maker Faire (2014, 15, 16), Cerveira Biennial (2009) and Jovens Criadores (2006). For the last 22 years, he has been producing objects and serial interactive work, which playfully unveil spatial-temporal relationships synthesized in electronic substrates, shown in more than 27 national and international solo exhibitions, over 100 exhibitions and collective events. He has exhibited works at the MNAC (2017, 2016), São Roque Museum (2011), MEIAC (2006). André Sier is an electronic artist with a degree in science, arts, computing, a philosophy degree, a digital arts educator and he currently teaches at the University of Évora, and he is a Ph.D. student in techno-arts at Planetary Collegium.
Thursday to Sunday, 16h – 20h, Free entry with
Guided Tour: 8 Feb at 18h
Project supported by DGArtes – Secretaria de Estado da Cultura
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