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Hi, I'm Pedro Veneroso, a Brazilian artist, philosopher, researcher and professor dedicated to exploring the intersections of art, science and technology.
Art became a very fluid and mutagenic concept in the 20th century, largely due to the influences of several technological, scientific and philosophical endeavours that date back to the invention of photography, at the beginning of the 19th century, and beyond. In an era when specialization – which has been the norm since the Renaissance – has given place to multi, inter and transdisciplinary approaches, art, science and technology have never been more closely linked together. I find that, nowadays, an artist (as well as a philosopher or a scientist) should always think of the world from a relational and connective point of view.
For that reason, my work is not focused on a particular field of research or a specific medium, but rather on the potential to convey and manipulate meaning by transiting among several different media or disciplines. Drawing, graphic design, photography, video, installations, interactivity, computer arts, web art and several other techniques all play a relevant role in my research, as well as academic fields as different as contemporary art, architecture, philosophy, biology, literary studies, physics and mathematics, among many other. I'm always curious, in a relentless pursuit of knowledge; this is what motivates me, either in my artistic or my academic careers.
In some sense, I feel art can be a way of programming the world: light, sound, matter, colours, the elements or a simple computer program, constantly finding order out of chaos, and chaos out of order, in a permanent flux.
"Gogoame" is a web art project where visitors can write and read poetry out of raining text:
What color is it? (Que cor é agora?), 2014
"What color is it?" is a chromatic clock that translates time into colours using a set of sine functions:
Those who come with the night (Os que chegam com a noite), 2012
"Those who come with the night" is a public computational installation in which dozens of lampposts in a park blink in different frequencies during the night. I've developed this work with Cinthia Marcelle, a dear friend and incredible artist from Brazil:
Ruins of a city under construction (Ruínas de uma cidade em construção), 2018
"Ruins of a city under construction" is a series of three digital photo-manipulations (which I printed in polychromatic offset lithography) in which I documented the destruction of a house for the construction of a building. I've developed a software to create a sort of sinusoidal glitch, trying to mimic an image being moved while it was scanned.
Binary counting (Contagem binária), 2015
In "Binary counting" I propose a way of finger counting in binary base. This way, one can count from 0 to 31 using only the fingers in one hand.
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