Installation | The Museum of Contemporary Art, Panama 2017
Antonio Jose Guzman joined in 2008 The Genographic Project, an initiative of National Geographic that studies the DNA of thousands of people to help solve unknowns about our ancestral genomes. Subsequently, he hands his DNA to an organist. The latter based on the DNA constructs books or rather rolls with holes that are introduced in the Cuban Oriental Organ. The artist collaborate with musicians that interpret the DNA organ books in compositions for different instruments like: violin, marimba, piano and cello among others.
ADN Soundsistema is a collaboration with the artificial intelligence department of the Panamanian Universidad Tecnologica, together with they build a giant interactive robot with synthetic sensors, extracts of the sequence of the artist’s genes and the interpretation of it.
The installation mix sounds in the space according to the different movements of the audience around the sculpture. Guzman art practice mix science, technology and art using different media such as video and photography, inspired by scientific research and transcultural identities.