Javier Arce - Artist Interview Series - Electric Objects

Javier Arce

Madrid, Spain

“Mimicking the standardized dashboard visual language, Electric Dashboard highlights the absurdity and incessant need for constant notification and updates that we’ve baked into technology.”

— Alex, Electric Objects
Can we see a picture of your workspace and/or desktop?
A1
Top Five Most Influential Visuals
R1R2R3R4R5
What do you watch/listen to while working?

▲ I like to listen to this playlist called 'I like to listen to this playlist

spotify.com/user/javierarce/playlist/7vqFM

Any last advice for the folks just starting out?

▲ Get obsessed with the thing you want to make.

◼ Your obsession will guide you (and eventually destroy you.)

Where are you typing this from?

◼ From my tiny flat in Madrid. Hi!

What are the best places to see your work?

javier.is has instructions on how to find my work.

▲ I also publish personal stuff here: blog.javier.is

What sites do you visit for inspiration?

◼ I use Tumblr to save the images I like: tumblr.com/liked/javier.

▲ Then I use github.com/javierarce/export to export them to a folder.

● I look at that folder for instant and high quality inspiration.

Whose work do you follow?

◼ Lately, I've been following the adventures of the plotter gang in Twitter:

twitter.com/dvsch
twitter.com/inconvergent
What are your favorite galleries, museums, exhibits, etc.?

◼ I don't like art galleries and tend to get quite nervous in museums.

▲ I prefer botanical museums, like De Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam.

What have you been working on lately?

▲I've been playing with Processing again.

What tools do you use in your work?

▲ Pen & paper

◼ Illustrator & Vim.

Can you tell us about your process?

◼ No, sorry, it is secret.

Thanks for the interview,
Javier