two faced
2022 - 2023
interactive installation /
showcased in Amsterdam at NDSM Fuse 2022
This installation uses a Python script to identify visitors’ faces and the length and frequency of each visit. Programs like this one may be used on intercom and security cameras in or outside stores and venues. The above screen shows article snippets about the (ab)use of facial recognition software across the globe. The line between safety and privacy is blurred, confused, mistaken. Omnicore reports that 1,074 pictures are uploaded on Instagram per second. That’s 64,440 per minute and almost 4 million per hour. The number of pictures and videos uploaded daily is estimated at 95 million. Most of these are public and easily accessible by anyone on or outside of Instagram or Facebook. Pictures are stolen and used against owners’ knowledge for advertising shops, websites, porn sites, ark web pornography, and child pornography. Security cameras, webcams, phone cameras, baby monitors, and nanny cams can be hacked and tracked by police, government, corporations.
Our image is constantly at risk.
Our faces can be tracked, our identities stolen.
Surveillance is money.

multiscreen installation /
aircord studio, Tokyo JP
Borderless is an experimental video project in collaboration with TheShift.Tokyo and Giulia Principe displayed on a multi-display. We explored new visual aesthetics by imagining how can we link different cities virtually. By collaborating with Giulia based in Amsterdam, this project not only explores how we can connect two cities visually but also how we can create together in the time of a pandemic. The multi-display based in Tokyo and the video creation from Amsterdam attempts to tear down borders created due to restricted travel. The video experiments blending sceneries of Tokyo and Amsterdam through pixel sorting create an illusion as if the viewers are warping between the two cities. The borders between the cities breakdown, as well as the edges of the buildings, by mixing and bringing the pixels together.

analog frames digitally processed and edited /
NDSM Fuse, Amsterdam NL 2022
This work is made by editing part of the 400.000 stills captured by space probe Rosetta following the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P). The probe was named after the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian stele featuring a decree in three scripts. Through meticulous editing and creative composition, the video immerses its audience in the awe-inspiring beauty and mysteries of our solar system.
As the imagery unfolds, viewers are treated to a breathtaking portrayal of the comet's icy surface, dramatic landscapes, and the interplay of light and shadow on its rugged terrain. The video not only showcases the incredible achievements of space exploration but also serves as a testament to the boundless wonders of the cosmos. Adrift invites us to contemplate the infinite majesty of our universe and it is a testament to the power of human curiosity and ingenuity.
-Special thanks to the European Space Agency for rendering the pictures available and to Vasco Guedes for the music.

hekate trial, NYC


obstruct series2020
interactive audio-visual multi-wall projection /
creative code visual showcase, Lightbox NYC US

The expansion of the universe is the increase in distance between any two given gravitationally unbound parts of the observable universe with time. It is an intrinsic expansion whereby the scale of space itself changes. The universe does not expand "into" anything and does not require space to exist "outside" it. This series was developed as an exploration of spatial perception with an interactive element in order to allow audio-visual communication. The work Obstruct II was showcased in the Shibuya district in Tokyo on a set of screens present in the street and markets of the district. The work 'The Hekate Trial' was shown on the opening of Creative Code Festival in NYC hosted at LightBox. The festival took place over the 12th and 15th of November 2020 and it was recorded by videographers and streamed on Twitch, as well as on Sansar allowing the visitors to join remotely in VR during the Covid pandemic. The Obstruct series was born from a collaboration with Amsterdam-based artists and musicians Mantra Overdub. It starts with Hekate Trial, and it evolves into a crescendo toward Polydipsis.
Hekate, from the Greek ἑκών “willing” symbolizes the intention to give and reach farther in difficulty (Trial). The work shows edgy and harsh shapes slowly transitioning into more organic forms culminating in a globe turning into an eye, symbolizing prosperity and hope in different mythologies. The series continues with Expansion, a new chapter of growth referencing mind and spatial expansion. Ultimately ending with Polydipsis, from the Greek πολυδίψιος (poludípsios), literally meaning excessive thirst, interpreted as a never-ending desire to learn, create, expand.

interactive audio-visual installation /
creative code showcase, NYC USA
PXLdata_ is an audio-visual installation that creates a new way to experience color. The symbiotic information feedback between image and sound. This project is born from the fusion of the musical talent of Vasco Guedes, a.k.a. shplss, and my vision to turn photographic images into what I call pixel-paintings. Portuguese artist shplss saw the potential in my work for an interactive audio-visual experience that reads the pixels and interprets the RGBA values creating soundscapes that reflect the atmosphere of the painting. 
The software involved in the installation is entirely programmed and tailored to the pixel-paintings we chose to represent. I created the paintings using Processing. By reading the values of highlights, shadows and RGB, it allows me to re-arrange the position of the pixels into abstract landscapes. PXLdata_ is focused on the DNA of colors, looking closely at the smallest piece of information of the image, the pixel, creating a work based on its information. Unveiling the microscopic details, defining the true identity of these digital images.
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