Elia Vargas


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  • Artist and Curator

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  • ISEA 2016

    Elia Vargas is an Oakland, USA, based artist and curator. He works in video, sound, projection, and situational experiences that explore signal-flow and mediated information embodiment. Using materials ranging from water and light, plastics and steel, digital code and analog hardware, to site specific architecture, objects, and organisms, Vargas examines everyday visible and invisible forces that shape our internal and external ecologies. He has collaborated with a wide range of artists and musicians including Bjork and Vincent Moon. He performs and exhibits work locally and internationally. He is co-founder and co-curator of the Living Room Light Exchange, a monthly salon on new media art and digital culture; half of improvisational modular synthesis duo systemritual; board member of Mediate Art Group, organizer of the Soundwave Biennial; and a PhD student in Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz. He is currently investigating the materiality of crude oil, frozen carbon dioxide, and obsolete projection technology in the anthropocene.


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  • United States of America

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