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Cyberpunk

I’ve been chewing up this idea for some time…

Cyberpunk - mixed media/installation

Cyberpunk - mixed media/installation

So much time I ended up thinking about too much stuff for a single work. This Cyberpunk is just the first one of a series whose name I still haven’t chosen, but which I already know will have at least 3 more works (Steampunk, Ecopunk and Nerdpunk), which are the ones I’ve sketched already. Each one of them mixes materials, techniques and concepts in the most strange, and, I hope, interesting ways. In such a way I think this is the most regular and tasteless work of the series…

Cyberpunk - detail

Cyberpunk - detail

This work uses pieces of the most different electronics, leather from an old wallet, plastic, calculator and watch batteries… Not to mention the cardboard engines with pens and other objects as axis, responsible for the possibility of the observer to rotate the punk’s “mohawk” using the “knob” at the lower part

Cardboard engines behind the Cyberpunk

Cardboard engines behind the Cyberpunk

This is actually a very interesting aspect of the work, that makes it be more than a mixture of painting, collage and sculpture, as the Rabbit, but also something of an installation, with all the accommodation to places inconveniences expected – more specifically, its necessary to make some holes on the wall to put the engines’ axis and accommodate the work in exhibitions.

The truth is that system still isn’t 100% functional. The engines were poorly designed (I underestimated their complexity =P), and they get locked very often, and when they work, they don’t do it at the speed I wanted, that’s why I didn’t make a video showing how it works or something. Fortunately I now know how to fix it all up, but, as there is no need of hurry, I’ll wait for an exhibition opportunity to be near before I make the proper adjustments.

About the meanings and motivations behind the series, I think it’s best if I talk about it when the works are all ready =).

P.S.: If I’m to continue making works like this, I’ll have to buy a better camera… Because my “flat” works, like drawings and paintings, I can scan them with the resolution I want, but these tridimensional ones make me depend on the camera’s quality, which is presently very low =P…

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