Cifra apparente #1. Print on latex, 21×34 cm, 2016.
Digital stands in contrast to analogue, which is not countable, not analysable according to a discrete set of elements. Digital relates instead to discrete mathematics, working with finite, countable sets. It is possible to convert an analogue signal into its digital equivalent, constituted by a series of numbers. An object is digitalised, i.e. made digital, if its original state is “translated” and represented via a quantifiable set of elements. The artwork focuses on the scanning of an epidermal section. In this case, the skin on back of a hand. The visual research of “cifra apparente” (apparent number) is inspired to organic matter intended as subject/object and rooted in a place which is at the same time a non-place: a horizon of unstable transition, where the translation of our skin into digital matter pushes us into another realm of existence, a temporary state of belonging. Apparent ubiquity. A sort of new relation between one’s own “actual” identity and being transposed to a new place. The skin is translated into a countable set of elements which in turn is translated into a digital “place”.