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Art & Technology As Factors Of Social Change

30. November 2015, 11.00 Uhr Interface Culture Lecture Room, Kollegiumgasse 2, 3.OG

E-textiles as a social strategy

Gastvortrag von Amor Muñoz im Rahmen der Interface Cultures Lectures Series.

This talk is about how art, by strategically using technology as a form of reflection and criticism, can be a fundamental social impact agent. I will talk about two interdisciplinary art projects: “Maquila Region 4″, a mobile factory for the manufacture of electronic-textile artworks at marginalized areas of Mexico city; and “Yuca Tech: Energy by hand,” a local technology lab located in the Mayan region (Yucatan), to creating photovoltaic textiles.

Amor Muñoz
Mexico, 1979.
Amor studied Law at UNAM and art at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. Currently her work explores the textile - technology relationship, showing a special interest in the interaction between material forms and social discourse. Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals, such as: Laboratorio Arte Alameda (MX); National Arts Centre in Tokyo, Japan; Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York; OK Center, Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria; Electronica Festival 2011 at the Palácio das Artes in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; TRANSITIO MX_04 Festival.

One of the most representative projects of her work is Maquila Región 4 (MR4). In 2012, MR4 received an Honorable Mention at the Prix Ars Electronica and the New Face Award at Japan Media Arts Festival in 2013.This project has been published in the New York Times and awarded by Mentes Quo magazine + Discovery Channel (MX).

amormunoz.net

Artist in Residence of the Austrian Federal Chancellery and KulturKontakt Austria from October – December 2015