Itziar Barrio (Bilbao, 1976), holder of a degree in psychology from the University of Deusto, is a multimedia artist living and working in New York.
She has exhibited at venues ranging from the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona to the Belgrade Museum of Contemporary Art (Serbia) by way of PARTICIPANT INC, the Abrons Art Center and Anthology Films Archives (New York), Espacio ODEÓN in Bogota (Colombia), the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk (Poland) and festivals like the Havana Biennial 2009 (Cuba) or the 404 Festival of Post-Electronic Art 2008 in Trieste (Italy).
Drones, Failed Stars will be a piece of speculative fiction using drones, aerial shots of highways and archive material of the astronomical bodies known as brown dwarfs (failed stars).
The project will include interviews with astrophysics experts, among them Jacky Faherty from the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The aims ultimately are to explore the artificial intelligence and robotics at the forefront of current and future change, and to deconstruct the cinematographic apparatus and the setting of approved standards in liquid modernity, characterized by deregulation and market liberalization.