The title 'Biomodd' came up spontaneously as a working title, but very rapidly came to embody the nature of the project and naturally became the final title. The case modding scene is a very active and creative subculture, something that operates way beyond the boundaries of contemporary art. In Biomodd such subcultures are explored from an artistic point of view; the project is inspired by the codes and methods that make up such cultural practices. The idea of case modding is approached as a form of expanded sculpture. In this sculptural approach a “functional” form factor is not imperative; rather, it's about building a structure that is both sculpture and a functioning computer. The functionality of the computer is co-opted by recycling the heat it emits by building an ecosystem inside the structure living along with the electronics.
Biomodd is explicitly a collaborative effort. This collaborative nature is situated on two levels. On a first level I work with a team of people and empower every individual within the group to add something substantial to the work, which is why the project begins with a solely conceptual focus and grows organically from there. On a second level the work is recreated in different places with different people. And each time, the project will start from scratch, with the exception of a few components from previous versions, as well as the experience gained from those projects.
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