Alex Posada, Santander, 1976.
Alex Posada is a digital creator, teacher and researcher in the field of interactivity, digital art and new media.
He is a multidisciplinary artist who works at the intersection between art, science and technology through research and the constant development of his own systems and tools.
He is also dedicated to teaching in different higher education, masters and postgraduate studies and has led several workshops dedicated to art and interactive technologies in different countries.
After finishing his studies in Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Cantabria, he moved to Barcelona in 2002, where he trained in multimedia art and started working on interactive design and electronic art projects.
He spent time at Hangar as director of the interactive lab between 2006 and 2015.
He currently directs MID Studio. Founded in 2012, it is one of the pioneering studios in electronic art projects in Barcelona in the last 10 years.
Its projects have been exhibited at the Olympic Games in Brazil, Phaeno Science Center, Ars Electronica, Kinetica Arte Fair in London, Kernel Festival in Milan, Mapping Festival, LEV Festival, Sonar Festival and Art Rock Festival among others. The studio has also developed projects for museums and cultural centers such as the Picasso Museum, CCCB or MNAC in Barcelona, Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid or Roca Gallery Barcelona.
He is also an active entrepreneur and co-founder of some start-ups in the technological field such as Smart Citizen, OvalSound and Broomx Technologies.
In parallel, he develops projects as an independent multimedia producer and collaborates with other artists and collectives.
Work at the collection: “The Particle v2”
“The Particle v2”, 2022
It is a kinetic sculpture that experiments with light, sound and movement. Formally, the piece is a work of generative art, abstracting algorithms and mathematical functions that are interpreted and visualized through light and sound modulating in space and continuously changing the atmosphere and perception of space. The translucent skin created from the moving light becomes visible, creating form and volume supported by visual effects that define the spatial structure of the object. The light form emerges from the movements of each of its 4 rings, rotating at high speed, and the sound is born from the same laws that govern these behaviors.
The result is the creation of three-dimensional structures of light and sound. These forms can stop, rotate and move faster or slower creating beautiful synaesthetic effects. The technique used is the perception of apparent motion, that is, the one obtained from the observation of sequences of still images projected successively. This visual effect, also called persistence of vision (POV), is the theoretical capacity of the eye (or retina) to retain the last image that reaches it, making an object continue to be perceived even when it is no longer physically there.
Following the evolution of the artist's work in the field of kinetic light and sound sculptures, and the research work in the field of synaesthesia, light, music, technologies free and the creation of generative audiovisual content; this new evolved version of a previous existing prototype of the artist, such as "The Particle" (2010), is presented.
The object is at the same time a space for sensory and synaesthetic experience, an organ with its own internal resonance that does not leave the visitor indifferent.