Hayat Erdo─ƒan┬®Flavio Karrer

Juan Fer­ra­ri

Design, Video & Digi­tal Art

If you would have to choo­se, love play or fight?

Fight. I’d rather fight out of love, and play while figh­t­ing rather than loving the fight. 

Rather fin­ding love and play while figh­t­ing than being cen­te­red in loving or playing.

What is it worth figh­t­ing for?

Inti­ma­cy. Figh­t­ing to des­troy the belief that inti­ma­cy must be reser­ved for mono­ga­mous rela­ti­ons­hips. Embra­cing pla­to­nic inti­ma­cy, embra­cing vul­nera­bi­li­ty. For living the full inten­si­ty of the emo­tio­nal expe­ri­ence of life, and wea­po­nising it in order to beco­me a virus insi­de a socie­ty that tea­ches us that emo­ti­ons are a sign of weak­ness. 

How do you pro­tect yourself?

By choo­sing care­ful­ly the peop­le I want to pro­tect. 

And crys­tals.

What was your last dream?

I was wal­king in a forest next to a friend, a friend who I have a big crush on. A very green forest, with tall trees that would block the sky and give a gene­ral green fee­ling to all my sen­ses. We were wal­king towards a house, it felt like my house. He was say­ing that as long as we take emo­tio­nal­ly respon­si­ble decisi­ons it would all work out in the end. Final­ly we arri­ved, he sits with his legs cros­sed and starts to tell me that in India peop­le would put tea insi­de their noses. 


Juan Fer­ra­ri is an artist, desi­gner, pro­grammer and sce­no­gra­pher born in 1989 in Mon­te­vi­deo, Uru­gu­ay. He star­ted his care­er bet­ween Engi­nee­ring and Audio­vi­su­al, and star­ted working with Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence in 2013. He fur­the­red his stu­dies in Art and Design at HGK Uni­ver­si­ty in Switz­er­land, and his works have alrea­dy been shown in Kas­sel during Docu­men­ta, as well as in Ita­ly, Bra­zil, Uru­gu­ay, Fran­ce, United King­dom, USA and Hong Kong.
Far from a Mani­che­an visi­on of tech­no­lo­gy, he pla­ces the focus on the mea­ning that human sub­jec­ti­vi­ty gives to digi­tal tech­no­lo­gies and the rela­ti­ons­hip it crea­tes bet­ween them. In a socie­ty of acce­le­ra­ting tech­no­lo­gi­cal deve­lo­p­ment, his work invi­tes us to reflect on our per­cep­ti­on of the self and the other.
Artist of dis­pla­ce­ment and trans­di­sci­pli­na­ri­ty, he con­struct his iden­ti­ty from move­ment. Deter­ri­to­ria­li­sa­ti­on is the dri­ving for­ce of his artis­tic prac­ti­ce and his iden­ti­ty, inti­mate­ly lin­king his work and his per­so­nal histo­ry. From the insi­de out, in a per­pe­tual­ly moving flow of transformation.

Foto ©Fla­vio Karrer