Mafe Izaguirre is an artist dedicated to the exploration of hybrid spirituality. Her cybernetic installations compose transmedia forests of human-non-human artifacts, opening onto a dimension of symbiotic, ever-changing nature.
Izaguirre’s work facilitates encounters and exchanges with post-poetic machines whose most general function is illuminating residual language regions. Those who participate in the exchange dialogue in abstract terms with other species. The Sensitive Machines ™, their mechanisms make it possible for a broader voice to emerge, expanding the ability to dialogue in vibrational terms. In this sense, they are made of the same material as the voice.
Regarding the use of materials, Izaguirre encourages slow production processes. She works with available resources and projections on a human scale, in clear opposition to the industrial scale of the global market. The materials she employs vary according to the situation, offering a multilayered electronic ecosystem that operates between analog and digital devices, with and through the other entities. Using custom software, microcontrollers, sometimes lights, metals, paper, and other materials, she gives way to the aesthetics of precariousness as a distinctive feature of her work.
Izaguirre documents her explorations through the intricate spheres of philosophical posthumanism, developing a fragmentary narrative in multiple formats and spaces. Exchange processes are of great value and utility in scientific, social, and political dynamics. Philosophical posthumanism promotes a changing, and pluralistic framework that challenges taxonomic limits within a paradigm of symbiotic association, in which the entities involved seek mutual benefit.