Born 1981 Sao Paulo, Brazil. Lives and works Berlin, Germany.

Frustration   2012
sensitive sculpture
110 x 70 x 25 cm

Paranoia  2010
reactive sculpture
15 x 11 x 20 cm

Emanating Happiness  2014
interactive sculpture, wood, LED neon flex
15 x 100 x 100 cm

Anaisa Franco works with robotics and low-fi electronics to produce interactive sculptures and installation that connect mechanical processes with the subconscious human mind. Inspired by psychology, dreams and the possibilities inherent in DIY electrical engineering, Franco animates objects with behaviours and feelings to blur the boundaries between body, mind and machine.

Experimenta Recharge features three works from her ongoing Psychosomatic series of electronic sculptures exploring different human emotions.

My work as an artist involves supplying sculptures with thoughts, emotions and behaviors, taking them out of the inertia. Electricity creates life as we only move because we are electrical. In the Digital world, I am interested in electricity and what it does to the pieces, removing the material’s inertia by breathing life into them.  Anaisa Franco 2014

Photography: Mark Ashkanasy, Courtesy RMIT Gallery

…Anaisa Franco’s interactive sculpture – Paranoia also dependent on sound….
Nicholas Forrest, Blouin Art Info