Container

Shoeg is sound and visual artist Carlos Martorell, who develops his own bespoke audiovisual tools for his work. In Container he sets out to investigate the symbiosis between the human and the technological: motion sensors capture Martorell’s movements and render them as 2-D forms in video projections. These disintegrated body parts are dismantled, manipulated and rebuilt in a whirling, restless process, accompanied by washes of glitch sound that suggest the bubbling and seething of some primordial soup. Making use of his own biometric data – but keeping the outcomes as his own property – Martorell also draws attention to less scrupulous ways in which we might give away or let others use our personal details.