C& America Latina: Seeing that you work with technology, what interests you about digital media?
enorê: I’ve been interested in digital technology and computers since I was a child in the mid-1990s. Back then personal computers were starting to become more widely available and my uncle worked in an office that had them, so he would sometimes let me play on them. I think I was immediately drawn to computers because of their strong visual language: I didn’t need to know how to read the words on the screen, but with a few clicks on icons I could access Minesweeper or MS Paint. And as digital technology had its own language, I grew up familiar with it. When I later began my art practice and decided to bring digital elements into it, I reconnected with all the aspects that I liked so much. I’m interested in how the language of digital media exists in a myriad of ways that translate through different realms. A file can be code, electricity, or output as a physical object, such as 2D or 3D print. And on the other hand non-digital objects can be translated into digital media.
C&AL: How do you think the use of technology shapes constructions of identity?
e: I don’t think technology is an intrinsic factor to this. The construction of identity is a layered process, not rooted in the individual but in a set of relations between individuals and communities. Technology can and has been facilitating this in certain aspects. It can make it easier for people from marginalized identities to find community with each other online, when doing so physically might not be possible or even safe.