Karina Alvarez´s work is a multidisciplinary exploration combining video, sound production and drawing. She applies cutting edge technologies by using software micro-controllers and integrated sensors to create generative environments to produce an inquiry into the spaces used in her work.
Her research is used to create pieces based in concepts that analyze space from the different artistic languages, understanding the influence of a certain context (geographic, ideological and emotional) and providing these clues to the person experiencing it. Her current line of research explores and focuses on the use of programming languages and software platforms used to synthesize audio and image and to analyze and process algorithmic compositions.
Her work explores the idea of multiple screens and layers to create immersive atmospheres, looking for fractured image narratives and using generative sound to give the experience of discontinuity to the visitors.
Low definition is a concept that Alvarez has adopted to merge the use of low resolution technologies as well as techniques that derive from traditional analog procedures combined with innovative digital technologies.