Fairgrounds St. Pete Installation
Disruptive Devices, Digital kinetic artworks
Disruptive Devices is a set of three interactive artworks inside the immersive experience Electric Sky Lounge. Guests are invited to interact with each work using a crank wheel that changes a virtual world. The result is a surprising and humorous interaction between the real and the digital worlds. Disruptive Devices explores themes of environmental sustainability and the impact of technology in our lives, through a surreal and playful lens.
Neil Mendoza’s practice combines sculpture, electronics and software to bring inanimate objects and spaces to life. By combining found objects with technology in unexpected ways, the various elements of his work are viewed from a new perspective. Mendoza explores themes of the absurd, the humorous, the futile and the surreal. He has exhibited work and talked at conferences around the world, taught classes on art and technology at UCLA and Stanford and co-founded the art collective “is this good?”.