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John Melo

Visual artist, designer and teacher of audiovisual arts. Graduated from the MAE (Master in Technology and Aesthetics of Electronic Arts) at the Universidad Nacional del Tres de Febrero UNTREF, Argentina. He is interested in the relationship between the arts, technology, ancestry and transdisciplinary and experimental work. She studies non-linearity in the processes of artistic creation, poetic thought, magical thought, spirituality and political and social actions, with a deep interest in pedagogy. His work combines creative languages such as installation, sculpture, illustration, writing, sound and video mainly. He was a tutor in the training programme for self-taught artists at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá MAMBO PFA. Teacher of audiovisual arts in different projects. In 2022 he created SEPAE (Seminar on editing and experimental audiovisual thought). He also participates in the Colectivo Tal Cosa, a transdisciplinary project that combines biology, sound exploration, intuition and non-linear thinking in creative processes. He participates in the Bogotá art collective “Blanco Conejo”, which aims to share, promote and experiment with contemporary modes of creation. Also in the collective Horizonte de Sucesos, a space for experimental creation, designed for the production, development, exhibition and dissemination of artistic projects.

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Artwork details:

Title: Memorias de una montaña


“What we call time is more than anything else a repetition of events that from our perspective form cycles that, when repeated, make us think of durations. It is absolutely true that time varies according to the observer, and that therefore the experience of time is an adjustment, association or modification of our neural patterns” Jacobo Grinberg

The memory lodged in the mind is a seriality of images that are sustained, do not contain a concrete form, vary from one to another, are deformed, distorted. We constantly create the past as if it were part of the present, but over time everything is deconstructed, blurred. Memory is a film in real time and variable, when we are thrown there, we can spend hours and hours contemplating, it is a loop of impermanence. When I experiment with artificial intelligence images, I seem to find a relationship with how our mind manifests memories, the passing thoughts transform from one form to another, as in the interpolations of the neural networks we train. Although AI is far from the neural complexity of our brain, this familiarity between the generated images and our mental images is strange. For this project, photos of the Montaña del Oso, located on the outskirts of Bogotá at an altitude of 3200 metres and seen from inside the city, were taken almost every day for about 6 months. 


John Melo

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Year: 2023





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