Samira Allaouat is a trans-disciplinary artist, fascinated by old technologies with new contemporary applications, exploring new paths of bending and blending elements, researching and testing low-tech solutions for a more sustainable, ethical and resilient future perspective.
Coming from a 28 years radical urban art background and from moving image design, her favorite medium is the city. The spectrum of her art practice is quite wide and she has internationally achieved a large number and different typologies of performances, exhibitions, publishing projects and events under different pseudonyms, also anonymously.
Digging more in depth into paradigm changing, she is conveying wider aspects of human life sustainability and new ethical approach in art and design.
In the most recent case, she identifies electricity and light in nature , automation and non-linear evolutionary processes as the leitmotif of her researches, such as her No Plug Sound Machine where the question was “How to make electronic music without conventional electricity?”. The artwork have been exhibited at the Tate Modern Museum with her collective Hackoustic from London Hack Space, at London Urban Street Hackaton 2015, presented at the Aberystwyth Art Center and performed at Ausland, a reference for underground culture and experimental music in Berlin.
She has been awarded with the S+T+ARTS residency program Repairing the Present 2022, carrying on the search for bio-electricity with the project Geo-Llum that aims to reimagine the role of public lighting in green urban areas with a symbiotic relationship between the artificial and the natural world, focusing on a deeper understanding of microorganism community such as fundamental collaborators in the city ecosystem.