University of Applied Arts Vienna
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Galo MONCAYO-ASAN & Dominik STRZELEC: Driven by its immediate surrounding, little by little, the machine deposits material while sensing and moving within its territory. Traces left by its passing alter the landscape it operates within, step by step. Instant decisions solidify, aggregate and therefore shift or constrain its possible future trajectories.
Moving away from industrial precision towards almost primitive – still digitally mediated – ways of constructing and articulating the space, poses a question whether material traces of networked culture have to be highly technological. Matter, whether tangible or virtual, becomes a medium of record. Since there is no other blueprint than the behavior itself, resulting shapes gain their specificity from tool resolution, medium fidelity and saturation of generative processes, leaving them as traces.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
GM & DS: Reverse Simulation Music Methodology by Masahiro Miva; “Hektor,” the Spray-paint Output Device by Uli Franke and Jürg Lehni.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
GM & DS: Reading The Medium Is the Massage, Marshall McLuhan; High Technē, R. L. Rutsky.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?:
GM & DS: Friends around.