André Sier has training in sciences, arts (painting, sculpture, music) and philosophy. He is an artistic engineer, electronic artisan and programmer. He has been working since 1997 at s373.net/x, studios, exhibiting and performing works in Portugal and abroad - including the Maker Faire Lisbon in 2014 and 2015 - and is one of the curators of this year’s edition.
He works with code, 3D, video, sound/music, electronics, drawing, sculpture, videogames, among other media, and will be bringing to the Maker Faire Lisbon, under the working tille of “Skates & Dragons”, two immersive pieces in videogame format, delivered as interactive installations.
Who said a skate with triangular wheels won’t ride?
In Skate.Exe, André Sier places us atop a skateboard that acts as the joystick for a game where you ride off into infinity:
Ready? Let’s fly like a dragon, spit fireballs, blow up buildings, and show the humans of the XXIst century that dragons still rule! In DRACO.WOLFANDDOTCOM.INFO, as you open your arms in front of a camera, you become this dragon:
André has been regularly teaching artistic programming since 2002, and currently teaches at the University of Évora, several hacker-maker-spaces and fablabs. You can view his portfolio at andre-sier.com.