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Josecarlos Florez FOTO

Josecarlos Flórez, Lima,  1978.

Josecarlos Flórez, is a Peruvian new media artist and independent researcher, who lives and works in Barcelona. His research area focuses on the fusion of art and open source technologies. He works on projects involving creative programming, sound, robotics, expressive lighting, generative visuals, data visualization, digital manufacturing, IoT (internet of things), VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality), and AI (artificial intelligence)

His work has been exhibited in Peru, Europe and the United States. He has participated in art fairs such as ARCO (Madrid) and Swab Art Fair (Barcelona) and in festivals such as Sonar + D (Barcelona) and ARS ELECTRONICA (Linz). In 2022 he was awarded the Artistic Production Scholarship awarded by ISEA 2022 (International Symposium on Electronic Art), and his work became part of the .NewArt { foundation;}.

Works at the collection: RAINBEATS

Foto Rainbeats Web


We live in a time when large amounts of data are being produced by sensors, portable devices and mobile phones. This data is collected, analyzed and used by companies and governments in an attempt to manage and control the city of a decentralized and centralized way. While such management and control are supposed to contribute to the well-being and security of citizens, in most cases the citizens are out of this circuit. In fact, they often do not participate in the generation, the analysis or use of the data, either because they do not have access to it or because they do not have the knowledge to perform such tasks. In an attempt to design new data visualization interfaces, and to bring them closer together viewers to the massive data in a creative way, born RAIN BEATS, a project that seeks to transform data into sensory experiences. This is an installation connected to the Internet, which obtains and processes atmospheric data (BIG DATA) and the it transforms into digital musical scores which are then transformed into sound. It’s a intelligent machine that processes data obtained from satellites that monitor the earth constantly deconstructing the environment into numbers, and using them as raw material to create soundscapes. We could say then that RAIN BEATS is a machine that creates and performs “music made by the forces of nature.

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