This project is an ongoing research on data visualization (follow-up of Receptive Environments), wich literally maps it into pieces made of hundreds of layers of information, shaping sculptures, drawings, and pictures.
The basis is to create pieces that tell what happens in a specific place during a particular time, based on subtle changes in the levels of light, temperature, sound, etc… to build a more meaningful representation than an analytic display. Shapes that seems imprecise in comparison to the detailed and analytical study of the information that creates them. Shapes whose value lies in the feeling they convey.
An interpretation of data, beyond its direct visualization.
The different series of pieces I’m working on keeps a similar aesthetic related to curves, although according to the event I want to log, I work with different kind of data to shape them (the data that is more meaningful in that specific case)… light and temperature levels in the different facades of a building, sound peaks in an open space, etc.
Technically, some dozens of capturing devices are placed around the area of interest, to log synchronously every little change over time, which gives me the chance to map the relations in that environment in a three-dimensional timeline. All that information is then processed and I use that to compose different kind of works. I could say that it’s data visualization, but finally all that pile of numbers are just a reference; you have to choose what you want to visualize, which relations you want to establish within that data and how you want to visualize them… it’s not a graphic chart, is a completely subjective thing that finally will tell a story of what happened, more than an exact fact.