Sal (he/him) is an interdisciplinary artist and performer experimenting with emerging technologies through new media, sound, creative coding, and extended reality (virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality).
My practice focuses on engaging with the performative body in various extended reality (XR) spaces. My works are about the way that different aspects of the body can be utilized, modified, and extended to engage with our evolving relationship with technology. Motion-capture has become a core anchor that weaves together elements of performance, sound, and computer-generated visuals. By integrating motion-capture into live performance, I am able to play and interact with visuals and sounds generated by the body in real-time, creating an exchange that further bridges the physical and the digital realms.
Master of Fine Arts in Art and Technology Studies - School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts - University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA.
BOLT Preview Show, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL.
Midway Art Fair, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL.
Relay Freedom, Co Prosperity, Chicago, IL.
FILE: Electronic Language International Festival, São Paulo, Brazil.
A New Digital Deal, Ars Electronica, Chicago, IL.
BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Chicago Artist Coalition.
Individual Artist Program Grantee, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, City of Chicago.
The Judson-Morrissey Excellence in New Media Award, New Media Caucus.
Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship Nominee