Read the Lidimist Manifesto
The Manifesto talks about how I think today's art should be and how I think when doing my own art, from literature to tattoos.
I'm Rodrigo Favarete
I'm a Full Stack Engineer by profession, but I was an artist before that and before everything else. I never was able to leave art behind during my entire life, no matter how hard I tried, and I tried many times for different reasons. I mainly do paints and tattoos. I actually think that both arts are similar. It doesn't matter the canvas if the art tells something meaningful.
On 26 June 1974, the first barcode was scanned. Since then everything is being turned into data. Now everything can be sold, even our thoughts. In this design, the barcode represents Capitalism falling into a person who can’t choose to be outside the system, but can move on and stand to fight.
Code 128 is a form of barcode encoding, it was invented in 1981. In this design, the barcode itself means “capitalism” encoded into code 128.
We live in a modern age, where privacy is seriously threatened. Privacy is one of the most important civil liberties we have. We are more data in a table than people on our feet for the powerful. This piece is a mirror to see ourselves through their eyes. With our faces showing the same code that builds the running application, the code exposes itself to the ones who look in the mirror.