Enrique Radigales

The wild user experience - LSUX

From 24 January to 26 February 2023

The wild user experience is a project by Enrique Radigales in the Digital Environments modality of Barcelona Producció 2022-2023 whose public presentation has led to an exhibition format for the Espai Vestíbul at La Capella. The project aims to revive the multifarious multimedia sphere in CDROM format shown between 1999 and 2001 in Barcelona as part of the fiftyfifty initiative, a cultural agitator and distributor founded by Pedro Soler and Enrique Radigales.

The purpose is to reclaim/measure/question that first experience in front of the screen at a time of transition full of epiphanies. To focus our attention on that blurred space that flowed through us back then and arose when we brought together the realms of analogue knowledge and the first digital awakening. In order to do this, the artist has generated a physical device – a small, intimate, solitary room – that occupies the gallery, opening and closing in a way that resembles the room of a house. 

Exploring these interfaces nowadays is almost an anthropological exercise. The interaction between work and user exudes a wild freedom far removed from the concepts of usability that were later applied.

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