Art, Tech & Culture

Reality Environments

Art, Tech & Culture
06 Apr, 2015

Reality Environments


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Jose Carlos Martinat and Enrique Mayorga present a series of projects carried out since 2003 where, through the use of software, programming, mechanics, objects and sculptural interventions, they analyze and question the performances of individuals and the contexts in which they operate.

About the Artists:

Jose Carlos Martinat (Lima-Peru) lives and works in Lima, Peru. Martinat creates art at the interface of real and virtual worlds; his sources of inspiration include architecture and the urban milieu, as well as human and cyberspace memories. His multimedia installations and sculptural assemblages incorporate a diversity of materials and strategies to alter preconceptions with regards to where things belong. For example, in one of his most controversial works, Martinat mounted printers on an old government building in Peru to print out state secrets that had been declassified.

Martinat’s work has taken part in various exhibitions in Latin-American, Europe and the USA including: Eva+a Ireland biennial, 7th Biennal de Mercosul (Brazil), 2nd Triennial Poli/Gráfica de San Juan (Puerto Rico), Nord Holland biennial with Marljolijn Dijkman, Bienal Shanghai Biennial (China) , Saatchi gallery ( London) Carrillo Gil de México, Tate Modern (London), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo (Spain), Ifa (Alemania), La Laboral (Spain), Mali (Lima), Pinacoteca (Sao Paulo), Tate (London), WWVF (Holland) among others. He is represented by Revolver gallery of Lima and Leme gallery of Sao Paulo.

Kiko Mayorga researches and promotes the social adaption of technologies in Lima, Peru. He has worked in a range of curatorial and medial experiments dealing with the particularities of local technological appropiation. He is an active participant of the OLPC volunteering community in Perú, promoting and organizing talks, workshops, field activities, etc. Since 2009 he co-directs the project, an informal school/laboratory in the center of Lima that hosts processes bridging technology, education and local culture. The activities in Escuelab contribute to creating flexible networks of independent developers and researchers that are share experiences and start projects around technology in education, preservation of cultural diversity and the development of digital citizenship in the particular peruvian contexts.

About the Program:

Berkeley’s Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium is an internationally recognized forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about art, technology, and culture. This series, free of charge and open to the public, presents artists, writers, curators, and scholars who consider contemporary issues at the intersection of aesthetic expression, emerging technologies, and cultural history, from a critical perspective.

For the first time ever, the 2014/15 lecture series will be co-presented by the Arts Research Center, the Berkeley Center for New Media, and The David Brower Center, and will focus on the legacy of the Free Speech Movement here on the Berkeley Campus. All lectures will take place at The David Brower Center from 7:30-9:00pm.

Visit the ATC Colloquium's home page at for tickets, directions, a list of speakers, and to join the mailing list.

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