Bichos de metal
Is a project to empower high school youth with regard to the use of hardware or computers. We want young people to use the equipment that has been granted to them in the best possible way and that what is no longer useful, electronic scrap, is reused to create electronic art. We want young people to appropriate their equipment, fix them, adjust them or re-invent them and form their own metal bugs.
Today we are all required to know how to use technology, but if we face a computer that has been turning on for 15 minutes we have no idea what to do and we just have to sit and wait. Computers are for us like magic boxes of which we don’t know the operation inside. “Bichos de Metal” seeks that young people don’t remain as passive users and that for them computers stop being magic and become powerful tools.