Postdigitals*

Saint Carmen (do not be lured by the express, sometimes the stairs are best)

A study of renewal, second chances
Dimensions: 54in x 82in, 8 QR Codes with integrated text
Materials: Paper, Semi-Stretched Canvas, Acrylic, Metallic Pens, Gauze, Vintage Glass Mardi Gras Gems, QR codes
Year: 2016-2017

QR Code Text (Catalan/English):

  • Vols ballar amb mi? do you want to dance w/ me?
  • No he fet res de dolent. I haven't done anything wrong.
  • On em porteu? Where are you taking me?
  • Puc simplement pagar una multa ara? Can I just pay a fine now?
  • Ha estat un malentès. It was a misunderstanding.
  • Title: St Carmen (do not be lured by the express, sometimes the stairs are best)
  • Dedication:

Saint María del Carmen Sallés Barangueras (aka: Carmen of Jesus), Born in the Spanish region of Catalonia in 1848, Carmen Salles founded the Missionary Conceptionists of Hope, a religious order dedicated to helping women through education and formation. She was a pioneer in proclaiming equality between men and women and in defending the dignity of women in the home and in society at large.

Born: 9 April 1848 in Vic, Barcelona, Spain

Died: 25 July 1911 in Madrid, Spain of natural causes

Venerated:
17 December 1996 by Pope John Paul II (decree of heroic virtues)

Beatified:
15 March 1998 by Pope John Paul II

Canonized:
21 October 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI

Canonization miracle:
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/future-spanish-saints-intercession-cured-3-year-old/

 

*What is postdigital?
"The state of being in which you assume the digital instead of marvelling at it" - https://nextconf.eu/2012/01/what-is-post-digital/

"In 'The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age' Mel Alexenberg defines "postdigital art" as artworks that address the humanization of digital technologies through interplay between digital, biological, cultural, and spiritual systems, between cyberspace and real space, between embodied media and mixed reality in social and physical communication, between high tech and high touch experiences, between visual, haptic, auditory, and kinesthetic media experiences, between virtual and augmented reality, between roots and globalization, between autoethnography and community narrative, and between web-enabled peer-produced wikiart and artworks created with alternative media through participation, interaction, and collaboration in which the role of the artist is redefined." - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postdigital