OPN’s research reflects on the individual in a broad context, focussing their study in the vicissitude related to the human condition, as a social being, as a mortal entity or corporeal subtance.
Their experimental work during the last decade has explored the intersection between the fields of Art, Science and Technology, being articulated through the language of electronics, robotics, video and interactive installation as the main means of expression and direct transmitter, thus facilitating reflection by creating a more direct dialogue.
They have made collective and individual exhibitions in Europe, America and Asia, in countries such as Spain, USA, Taiwan, Finland, Slovenia, Estonia, France, Dominican Republic, Chile, Honduras, El Salvador or Mexico.
GMCL! raises the antagonistic, even the opposite. Could a human or animal heartbeat feed a system, creating thus an energy autonomy for external or even internal devices implanted? That is, just like today, machines are designed to feed us energy, like, for instance, an artificial heart which gives life to an individual. Why not reverse the concept, having the human or animal being feeding machines through their vital rhythm, granting them energy, and therefore, life and autonomy.
Give my creation… Life! Is a project which links Art, Science and Technology. It is based on the generation of energy through the heart beating, with the aim of granting autonomy to a machine. During the research of this subversive goal, multiple issues have been addressed, such as the extension of a removed organ´s life, its artificial feeding of nutrients and its use as a source of natural energy, among others. The result, theoretical fundamentals and investigations, is a series of experiences materialised in three conclusions; an audiovisual with images taken from an experimental operative procedure carried out at CIBA (Centre of Biomedical Research of Aragón), reinforcing the project’s narrative, together with material conclusion as the result of the process developed during the study, that embodied the investigation carried out, its goals, advances and outcomes, through a heart rythm simulation machine, which captures and feeds on the generated energy to give life a machine.