FLORENCE GOUVRIT-MONTAÑO

As a New Media artist I utilize different technologies to represent personal and collective interpretations of knowledge, narratives and imagination. I create spaces where perceptions and emotions are mediated by digital mediums juxtaposing reality and virtuality and allowing the audience the experience to be observer and performer. My work involves mainly interactive installations, robotics, physical computing, real-time feed, video and sound.

My inspiration comes from discussions in the philosophy of science and technology realm, as well as New Media art theories. Concepts like artificiality, virtuality, non-linear, emotions, critical technology, technoscience and social studies have guided my work over the years.

My work also deals with the way we construct and interpret human responses and reactions to the space and environment we inhabit. In my process I deconstruct emotions, sensations and reactions and I reconstruct them in a non-human body. I try to create an emotional dialogue by the response.
I am also interested in information aesthetics and the role of art to examine, visualize, interpret and transform the data. I experiment with technology to find ways to represent information and create connections, narrative and maybe insight.

F.G.
2014