BIT.R.I.O.L. is a meditative Augmented Reality installation by Tanky – Leticia Almeida and C0BRA – Mathías Chumino. The title comes from the acronym V.I.T.R.I.O.L., in Latin “Visita Interiora Terræ Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem”, meaning “Visit the interior of the earth, and by rectifying, you will discover the hidden stone.” Inspired by the alchemical tradition and rites of passage, with a Technopagan approach, BIT.R.I.O.L. proposes an esoteric experience of contemplation, reflection and transcendence. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. Arthur C. Clarke

Tanky is a multidisciplinary artist with a passion for technology. She graduated from UCU, with a B.A. in Social Communications, earning the highest grades, and has more than 15 years of experience in broadcasting, A/V, digital marketing and fashion. Nowadays Tanky works as a VFX executive producer and coordinator at Aparato. She is a professor in the Design, Art and Technology career at ORT University, having won the innovation in education award in 2022. Her work explores physical and digital transcendence, the construction of self, identity, death and memento mori across the multiple realms we populate online. She defines her work as bridging the gap between art, technology and magick. Tanky´s personal and professional work has been exhibited and awarded in festivals around the world. She´s half of the experimental music duo Clovvder and runs 93 studio.

Mathías Chumino aka C03RA (Montevideo, Uruguay) is a multimedia artist, specialized in experimental image and sound manipulation, using state of the art software and hardware. His work delivers captivating, dark and mysterious immersive experiences achieved by a combination of heavy image processing with polished aesthetics and a poetic vision of the world. His work in film and visual arts has been showcased and awarded in many festivals around the world.