Ludotecnia is a live audiovisual presentation based, fundamentally, on the use of modified toys. Electromechanical elements, lamps and other devices are sequenced and controlled, being at the same time part of the musical construction and the visual setting. Small cameras capture the actions on the table, allowing the public to participate in what is happening on the “stage”. With toys as a bridge, Ludotecnia is presented to audiences of all ages, without compromising or softening its audiovisual proposal. Ludotecnia is a humble tribute to the VHS generation and the Saturday afternoon television movies, full of stop-moth creatures, mad scientists, superpowers and alien invasions.

BY  J. Crowe (AR)

J.crowe is an audiovisual artist, teacher and electronic developer based in Buenos Aires. Bachelor of Visual Arts, since 2008 he has directed Laboratorio de Juguete (aka toylab), a divulgation space specialized in electronics and its creative, educational and artistic applications. He is a member of FLEXIBLE project (art, science & technology for children), professor in the Master in Technology and Aesthetics of Electronic Arts (UNTREF), the Specialization in Sound Art (UNTREF) and in the Specialization in Theater of Objects, Interactivity and New Media (UNA). He has made musical presentations, exhibitions and workshops in more than 40 cities in Latin America, Europe and the United Kingdom.