Alongside his artistic work Rodrigo has also developed in academia researching on topics related to Aesthetics, Semiotics, Gender, Feminism, Contemporary Art, and particularly the intersection between Art, Technology and Science. He is currently studying Semiotics at the University of Tartu.
He starts his residency in the beginning of March. The project aims to explore the organicity and interactivity of electronics through the use of capacitive conductive ink. Rodrigo intends to create a big-scale visual installation that will allow the audience to interact directly with the paper and inks. The installation will produce a more organic experience with technology, thus acting as a bridge between technology and life. This project will be done in collaboration with emerging artist Kat Suryne, who strives for unusual effects by mixing different techniques, such as painting and graphics, to impart ornamentality to her works. Suryne is specifically interested in organic patterns, which she imitates in order to create her unique design.