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Mafe Izaguirre (Venezuela, 1978) is a New York-based posthuman artist. Through experimentation in cybernetics, her work inquiries the space of interaction as a body. Her sensitive machines mimic the human consciousness. Many people find absurd the idea of sensitive machines developing the ability to “feel” emotions. Framed as The Mind Project, she unfolds this controversial subject matter of hybrid spiritual systems. Her exploration of the hybrid mind is framed by the ideas of the Philosophical Posthumanism. Her work poses the human as a plural, fluid, and decentered being living in multiple spaces of interaction with machines, software, other species, systems, and entities. Fragments of The Mind Project have been exhibited in Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, New York and in Wasta, South Dakota. Izaguirre is a 2020 MoreArt Fellow, a 2020 Queens Arts Council Grant Awardee, and a 2021 Jerome Alternate Fellow. She works as an artist member of the Long Island City Artist Association, and is a member of the Global Posthuman Network. Izaguirre is the co-founder and Creative Director of ROOM: A Sketchbook for Analytic Action, a psychoanalytic social turn platform created in association with Dr. Hattie Myers (IPTAR), as well as a Board Member of the humanitarian organization Cuatro Por Venezuela Foundation. To read more visit: MafeIzaguirre.com
Hybrid Spiritual Systems: Self-Hacking and Cognitive Alteration.