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Cesar Cubillan*

Cesar Cubillan*

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Montreal Eaton Center

Interactive installation

Ponte mosca! (Watch out!)

Artist's biography:

Cesar Cubillan defines himself as an “electroplastician”, an artist halfway between classical and electronic art. Originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela, Cesar moved to Montreal to pursue his career in the field of the visual arts. Initially trained in fine arts, he then completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia.

 Project statement:

Inspired by a Latin American expression and the compounded eyes which give flies their very broad field of vision, the piece Ponte mosca! (Watch out!) was born.

This interactive installation built using 75 % recycled material looks as intriguing as it does appealing. This is due to both the organic and mechanical aspects of the insect. When seated inside the installation, the spectator embodies an entirely different experience than the reality that we know.

By playing with the notions of the observer and the observed, Cesar Cubillan raises awareness about the unknown side of modern surveillance, supervision, the management and marketing of data collected by the governments and big corporations.

 

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