FLOR-E appears as a natural analogy of a flower, its automation as an electronic species that conquers unlikely contexts for an organic species. Like its natural counterpart it needs water and light, and through a sensor (root) it detects humidity and activates anthesis (the blooming period) through the code written on its microchip. The compiled information aims to expose human practices associated with obsolescence, such as the misuse of natural resources, health hazard focal points and even the stealing of the landscape.
Juan José Alfaro Alfaro from ACTITUD ATELIER graduated as an architect from Veritas University in Costa Rica. His work includes many art projects with exhibitions in Costa Rica, Panama and Spain. He was recently awarded the SAC07 prize, an artistic residency in Antofagasta, Chile.