Mariano Sardon

Mariano Sardon in collaboration with Mariano Sigman. All I have from your memory is a map / Drawing by the eys. 2017. Media installation. Supported by UNTREF (Universidad Nacional De Tres Febrero), Buenos Aires, and MUNTREF (Centro de Arte y Ciencia), Buenos Aires. Courtesy of the artist

Mariano Sardon in collaboration with Mariano Sigman. All I have from your memory is a map / Drawing by the eys. 2017. Media installation. Supported by UNTREF (Universidad Nacional De Tres Febrero), Buenos Aires, and MUNTREF (Centro de Arte y Ciencia), Buenos Aires. Courtesy of the artist


Mariano Sardon in collaboration with Mariano Sigman. All I have from your memory is a map / Drawing by the eys. 2017. Media installation. Supported by UNTREF (Universidad Nacional De Tres Febrero), Buenos Aires, and MUNTREF (Centro de Arte y Ciencia), Buenos Aires. Courtesy of the artist

Mariano Sardon in collaboration with Mariano Sigman. All I have from your memory is a map / Drawing by the eys. 2017. Media installation. Supported by UNTREF (Universidad Nacional De Tres Febrero), Buenos Aires, and MUNTREF (Centro de Arte y Ciencia), Buenos Aires. Courtesy of the artist


Mariano Sardon in collaboration with Mariano Sigman. All I have from your memory is a map / Drawing by the eys. 2017. Media installation. Supported by UNTREF (Universidad Nacional De Tres Febrero), Buenos Aires, and MUNTREF (Centro de Arte y Ciencia), Buenos Aires. Courtesy of the artist

Mariano Sardon in collaboration with Mariano Sigman. All I have from your memory is a map / Drawing by the eys. 2017. Media installation. Supported by UNTREF (Universidad Nacional De Tres Febrero), Buenos Aires, and MUNTREF (Centro de Arte y Ciencia), Buenos Aires. Courtesy of the artist


All I have from your memory is a map / Drawing by the eyes

Media installation
Mariano Sardon in collaboration with Mariano Sigman, 2017
Supported by UNTREF (Universidad Nacional De Tres Febrero), Buenos Aires, and MUNTREF (Centro de Arte y Ciencia), Buenos Aires 

The work is an artistic and conceptual study of visual culture, from the panoramic view of the city city view that appeared in the late 15th century to the contemporary database approach. An eye-tracking device captures the gaze movements of the viewers around the landscape images. These are images of the past – engravings from the collection of the Pushkin museum, as well as contemporary views of Venice, Moscow and Buenos Aires. Trajectories of gazes are superimposed, which results in enchanting colored images.

Panoramic view, typical for the 15th century images is marked by a great depth of the observed space and a wide viewing angle. The emergence of digital media makes static images to disintegrate: a classic panorama turns into virtual reality, an animated database – a source and depository of separate images that embrace us. The position of the viewer also changes: he seems to dissolve within the panorama, and instead of a closed view he faces an open world introducing him into the image. The work of Mariano Sardon presents urban landscapes as databases consisting of visual maps. At the same time, it reminds that landscape images of the 15th century depicting cities from the bird's eye view, although detailed and precise, were the product of reflection rather than observation.


Mariano Sardón (b. 1968, Bahia Blanca, Argentina) is an artist, professor and chair of the Electronic Art Program and chair of the Art-Science Museum at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (Buenos Aires). From 2004 to 2013 he served as academic advisor of the Interactive Art Program at Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Argentina) and as consultant for the Fondation Daniel Langlois Art-Science and Technology Program (Montreal, Canada). He participated in Ars Electronica festival (2013, Linz, Austria), 11th Havana Biennial (2012, Cuba).