Spider 1, 2008
24 fiber optic cables, projector, 24 zoom attachments, 24 slides
is a series of photographic prints and fiber optic installations that use the cobwebs as a metaphor of today’s electronic networks. Silk woven by spiders has been substituted with electric, telephone and computer cables found in garbage dumps in the city of Madrid. The artist explores how we are all entangled by the information society, a network that we are all collectively weaving.
Paradoxically, we allow ourselves to be trapped by cobwebs of our own making. These works illustrate how technologies create complex emotional connections that simultaneously bring us together and imprison us.