trash talk, isea2022 barcelona, electronic art, vr, virtual reality.


I ARA QUÈ?” is located at the intersection between an exhausted ecosystem and a pandemic that makes us question our entire approach to life.“I ARA QUÈ?” is a set of works developed at ESDi that seek sustainable alternatives and sensitive responses to a world that is changing at an unprecedented speed. In this context, “TRASH_TALK” is a multimedia investigation displayed in virtual reality. It is an essay of questions at the crossroads of the development of turbo-capitalism 4.0, a planet that is filled with rubbish, artificial intelligence and killer whales.

Do computer files rot? What are the consequences of the loneliness of an image? Can I recycle .jpeg? Are there orphan sounds? Can we sing a lullaby to machines? Can I fall in love with software? What if the deluge were virtual? Can I build circles in the cloud? Of all the archives, why did you choose this one? And of all people, why did you choose me? In the exhibition, visitors will be immersed in a virtual scenario in which they will have the opportunity to see sculptures made with recycled digital material, as well as some interactive pieces such as music, videos, etc.

The exhibition is part of the 27th edition of the International Symposium on Electronic Art ISEA2022 Barcelona. Promoted by the UOC in collaboration with the CCCB, the Santa Mònica, the NewArtFoundation, the new Barcelona Hac Te Art, Science and Technology Hub, the MACBA, Barcelona City Council and the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya, this is one of the most important events on an international scale that focuses on the crossover between art, design, science, technology and society.

“I ARA QUÈ?: TRASH_TALK EN VR” has been developed by a multidisciplinary team made up of ESDi professors and researchers: Mikki Schindler and Daniel Hernández, along with the students Kanika Haugane, Krista Stoynova and Sofía Susanna Ferreira, and under the coordination of Dr. Maja Cecuk, for the Extended Program of ISEA2022. To enjoy the exhibition, available from the 1st to the 15th of June, it is necessary to pick a date and time in the following link of Calendly.