Madrid artist Claudia Maté, one of the most internationally renowned net artists, has created specifically for L.E.V. Matadero festival two large-scale virtual sculptures inspired by El Ángel Caído (The Fallen Angel), an emblematic sculpture by Ricardo Bellver located at El Retiro park in Madrid.
Using the free app LEV AR, Maté invites us to geolocate the different adaptations of these sculptures through augmented reality technology. They can be found at Matadero Madrid, Templo de Debod, Plaza del Palacio Real and Plaza de la Cruz Verde. There is also a small-scale version of the sculpture that you can visualize from any location.
CLAUDIA MATÉ (b. 1985, Spain) lives and work in Paris. She works in a large area of new media and online based works. Her works come from a variety of formats including programming, 3D, video, videogames, VR, GIF and sound.
She is Co-founder and curator at cloaque org. Her work manages to blend the familiar with the odd, and the futuristic with strange retro tropes. She has realised her ambition to fuse the internet and interactive 3D technology into an aesthetic that is non-ideological and defines a never-ending new aesthetic – into a surreal and pixelated world where anything is possible, and nothing is as it seems.
Mate’s works has been exhibited internationally in Spain, USA, France, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Italy, Germany, Chile, Argentina, Switzerland, Netherlands, Venezuela, Korea, Mexico, Greece, Czech Republic, Iran, Peru, Lithuania, UK and online