I am thrilled to be premiering the Woman’s Tear Machine Gun Video and print at The New Art Fest’16, which kicks off November 3rd at 7pm, at Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência in Lisbon Portugal curated by Antonio Ceveira Pinto. This pheromonal machine gun is designed to allow men to sniff and be exposed to a woman’s tears; a known biological agent that reduces testosterone in men. Sniffing tears lowers activation in the brains hypothalamus region know for sexual arousal. The first gun designed for peace is now being systematized by DARPA.US designing for strategic defense. #thenewartfest16
I am excited to be introducing a new proto-living systems sculpture of 5 bacterial forms breathing and undulating up and down. They will premiere in Cancun at Alife 16. Weather data is used to change sonic and video textures projection mapped onto these works. Machine and natural sounds are intermixed and processed through a granulator, which is constantly changed by a cellular automaton. The granulator affects the nature of the generative sound and selects video based on wind speed and direction and water and air temperature.
For more information on this work http://www.kenrinaldo.com/portfolio/abiopoiesis_microbiome/ and video: http://www.kenrinaldo.com/videos/?video_id=1726