It was very important for Prado to create an interactive artwork: “One of my works was destroyed two years ago, that forced me to understand the importance of interactivity. Nowadays, art is more democratic, less elitist; light art especially can reach an audience, but we do need to be careful not to turn into a selfie factory.”
He hopes to achieve that with 'Picto Sender Machine' by bringing communication back to its absolute basis: “We need to be able to use the qualities of light in our communication, without losing our message.” Prado posts the images created by visitors online (www.pictosendermachine.com) and on a special Instagram feed (@pictosendermachine).
Prado gets help from an unlikely source during the creation of his artwork: “I have two cats that always disturb me while I’m working, they especially like to play with the wires. One of them likes to climb on my back after a long day, but it’s okay; they’re a part of my team too.”