Presentation Title:

  • SEFT-1




  • SEFT is a project working on the interface between art, technology and society in Mexico and in the Americas in general. This “Manned Railway Exploration Probe” is a vehicle equipped with a Hi-Rail system, a metal wheel mechanism that enables it to move on rails. Mexico’s trains once formed a network of connections between big cities and tiny pueblos throughout the country. This exploratory probe travels abandoned railways using photography, video, audio and text to record contemporary people, landscape and infrastructure in largely remote areas of the country, creating a futuristic exploration of Mexico’s past. For ISEA2012, the SEFT-1 makes a historic journey from the U.S./Mexico border to Albuquerque. The journey of the SEFT-1 to El Paso pre-conference activities is sponsored by The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, The University of Texas at El Paso, US.