Pedro G. C. Oliveira
Pedro G. C. Oliveira is a Brazilian Art Director and Interactive Designer based in New York City.
Pedro’s work combines experiences in visual-effects, graphic design and motion graphics, interfaces and applications, interactive installations and code-generated art pieces. It is his strong belief, that creative solutions should be merged with technological resources and information not only in the name of innovation, but also to stimulate human potential and to improve human relations.
Pedro G. C. Oliveira’s “K7” (Portuguese for ca-ssette) series features unique audio cassette sculptures which play generative music composed entirely from one line of code. Oliveira’s sculptures are made of homemade circuit boards, LED lights and motors, each functioning as a physical representation of a digital musical programming language. The sculptures, presented in glass vitrines reference both fetishized digital apple products and the remains of scientific specimens. Although they appear in physical form to be audio cassettes, these digital sculptures are actually living algorithms, generating ever changing compositions. They seek to question our changing relationship to the digital media we consume. Do we consume digital content or does it consume us?
His recent project “Backslash” is a series of functional devices designed for protests and riots of the future. Created through the lens of critical design, Backslash aims to retain the right to connect in protest sites through disruptive innovation and the creative appropriation of existing technologies. The range of devices include a smart bandana for embedding hidden messages and public keys, independently networked wearable devices, personal blackbox devices to register abuse of law enforcement and fast deployment routers for off grid communication.
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