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Today's Madonnas

2019
Two motors, electronic components, aluminumm, pen, servo motor, tablet.

The installation consist of a machine that draws with a black pen and a tablet showing a video of 2" duration.

The machine draws for four hours each time the Vatican tweets. The image is made up of a series of 25 Madonas, and is output from a DCGAN (Deep convolutional generative adversarial networks) neural network, programmed with Tensorflow (Google's artificial intelligence library). This network was trained with 250 images of Madonna paintings between the 13th and 18th centuries.

The installation creates an absurd by bringing an artist from centuries ago who responds to church. Technology of its time is substitued by robotics and artificial intelligence.

The artist travels in time and brings the perception of beauty, purism and religiosity of that time and redesigns the series to question how catholicism has built the aesthetics of the Madonnas with these images. Consequently, it questions who the current Madonnas are and what formulas, institutions, media or social media the contemporary artist is devoted to. This construction is also not clear or straight because it has multi-media for its path and propagation.