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INTRONS

2022

INTRONS is a work in progress that examines the technical and conceptual options and opportunities for representing humans and other living beings in digital environments, or what is currently referred to as the metaverse.

https://introns.org

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ABOUT

With the INTRONS project, I propose an alternative to the reification of the body in digital environments and a biological relationship between our nature and its data and the new virtual spaces defined today by the concept of Metaverse.


The new WEB3.0 offers us a new opportunity to represent living beings.


Like a new “Camera Obscura”, INTRONS offers a conceptual and technical solution that connects our personal data extracted from our DNA and incorporates it into a collection of NFTs that can be used as a gateway to the metaverse and as new digital entities.


In the process, the project proposes certain doubts about the management of personal data, the reductionism of information to represent human reality and the need for the face as a trace of identity.


The work is developed through a collection of self-generated NFTs that are fed through the concept of “serum” with the real data of the NFT holder, a process carried out in collaboration with the Spanish laboratory ADNtro specialised in DNA profiling.

DNA PROFILING

Since the 1990s, we have encountered a “boom” in the interpretation of data extracted from our own genome. From genomic medicine to the so-called DNA profiling or epigenetics, which has come to question the predictive power of DNA.


Finally, we find ourselves at a technological crossroads that once again tends to “play” with our data, but which at the same time, presents itself as a valid, or perhaps improved, opportunity to represent ourselves and the living beings around us.


The project does not aim to generate a reductionist space of genomic representations, but rather an opportunity in the space of the metaverse in which our communication codes have left behind the corporal or macroscopic image, in order to attend to an introspective or microscopic image.

INTRONS REPRESENTATION

The INTRONS project represents itself through the use of this collection of NFTs to represent living beings in the metaverse, as well as through a series of self-reflexive pieces in which we find real DNA and living cultures of cells that try to express themselves and superimpose their information on the sphere of the “common” digital.


The materials used for this purpose range from bioplastics with the artist’s genetic material to cell cultures that visually coexist with existing avatars.

 

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INTRONS FIELD INSTALLATION

Interactive installation with AR software and motion capture system.

Metallic floorplan, Fosil Sculpture, salive tubes test, screens.

Images: ISEA22. Espronceda Art&Culture Institute. Barcelona. Spain.

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INTRONS DISPOSITION

Installation including traces of artist DNA in bioplastic.

15 acrylic tubes, bioplastic, screen, adhesive vynil and white 8 acrylic panels.

Images: Ars Electronica22. NUBIA project. Linz. Austria.

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NFTs COLLECTION

A collection that can represent humans essences.

Visit www.introns.org to get your INTRONS and to order the serum to get your hyper customised digital entity.

BIO PRINT INTRONS

Tissue printing representing the DNA digital entity.

Bio tissue.

INTRONS AR FILTER

AR version available here

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Exhibitions list

2022

WOW SUMMIT, Dubai
NFT EUROPE SHOW. Ciudad de las Arte y las Ciencias, Valencia. Spain.
A Pick Gallery. Instronspection Solo Show. Turin. Italy.
ISEA22. Espronceda Art&Culture Institute. Barcelona. Spain.
Ars Electronica22. NUBIA. Linz. Austria.
Urvanity Art Fair. Madrid. Spain.
NFT Barcelona22. Spain.

Credits

Partner
Espronceda Art&Culture Institute.

Intitut Ramon Llul

ESAT

DNA Lab
ADNtro

Screen frames
Muse Frame

Augmented reality
ARHead

Bio printing
Tissuelab

Harddisks2dio Production