Interspecifics is an international Independent artistic research bureau founded in Mexico City in 2013. Their research focuses on using sound and A.I. to explore patterns emerging from biosignals and different living organisms' morphology as a potential nonhuman communication form. With this aim, they have developed a collection of experimental research and education tools they call Ontological Machines. The work of Interspecifics is deeply shaped by the Latin American context, where precarity enables creative action, and ancient technologies meet with cutting edge forms of production. Their current lines of research are shifting towards exploring the hard problem of consciousness and the close relationship between mind and matter, where magic appears to be fundamental. Sound remains their interface to the universe.
Interspecifics' work has been supported by DAAD, International Cities for Advanced Sound, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Telefonica Foundation, Bancomer BBVA Foundation, and The National Fund for Culture and the Arts in México, BauhausUniversität Weimar and Universitat der Kunste Berlin, Museum of Modern Art of Medellín, National Council for Culture and the Arts and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chile. Their work has been shown at FACT Liverpool, European Congress for Artificial Intelligence in York, Spektrum, Acud Macht Neu, CTM Festival, and CLB in Berlin, ICAS Festival in Dresden, Casa del Lago, Centro Cultural de España, INDEX at the University Museum of Contemporary Art, Tamayo Museum, New Music Vancouver, Ars Electronica and SETI Institute.
Founders: Leslie García, Paloma López.
Members: Emmanuel Anguiano, Felipe Rebolledo,
Maro Pebo, Carles Tardío, Alfredo Lozano.