Mobile Crash v2 / Lucas Bambozzi

Commissioned by ZERO1.

Mobile Crash v2 [obsolescence trimmer] (2012) is a newer version of the interactive installation Mobile Crash (2010) -- initially conceived as an immersive audiovisual system,  which is now being updated to employ new ways of reading data and measuring signals in a given environment. 

Mobile Crash v2 [obsolescence trimmer]  (2012) shows communication devices and equipment in states of obsolescence being continuously smashed by hammers. A computer algorithm picks the video sequences among hundreds of short clips available. The rhythmic rate of the clips varies according to sensors measuring electromagnetic fields in the environment, such as from mobile phone calls or from other signals operating at certain frequencies in the same range. Such invisible signals would be the sources for leading the inputs, triggering the system to progressively display the sound and visual sequences in a mash-up style, which the audience can experience in real time. The installation aims to produce an ironic comment about obsolescence issues and technological trends. The more we consume and use technology, the more it renders it obsolete.
Project team includes Radames Ajna and Paloma Oliveira.


This project is presented as part of the exhibition
Seeking Silicon Valley at the ZERO1 Garage
September 12-December 8, 2012
Admission is free

Lucas Bambozzi

lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil

Artist website


Lucas Bambozzi is a multimedia artist producing works in a variety of formats such as installations, single channel videos and interactive projects. His works have been shown in solo and collective shows in more than 40 countries, held by organizations such as Moma in USA, ZKM, Frankfurter Kunstverein and ISEA-Ruhr in Germany, Laboral and Arco’s Expanded Box in Spain, Http Gallery in London, Havana Biennale in Cuba, ŠKUC gallery in Slovenia, WRO Media Art Biennale in Poland, Centre Georges Pompidou in France, and many venues in Brazil, including the São Paulo Biennale. Participated in film and video festivals such as Sundance, Slamdance, FID Marseille, Videobrasil, It’s All True Festival, Impakt, Festival do Rio BR, Share Festival Italy, FILE, On-Off and many others. His project Mobile Crash received an Honorary Mention at Ars Eletronica 2010. In 2011 had a retrospective show of his installations at Laboratório Arte Alameda, in México. Was awarded twice by the Vitae Foundation Arts Program and was acknowledged in 2012 with the prestigious Sergio Motta Prize. His recent works addresses issues related to immobilities and contradictions on the urban context permeated by different kinds of media. He is one of the initiators and curators of the, International Mobile Media Art Festival (2006-2009).