2015. Software, Processing 1.57

Description and concept

DEATH-SUDOKU is a version of the “Sudoku” game. The original game is compound by a grid of 81 squares divided in 9 quadrants; where the user must set the numbers from 1 to 9 without repeat them in the same row, column or quadrant. In this version, when the user introduces a number in the correct position the program searches coincidences in a database, corresponding to the registry of death people in a certain Hospital in Havana in 2012 year. Once it is established a coincidence it is thrown another interface where it is shown the name, time and cause of death of that person. That way it is recovered its identity, dissolved in the pragmatic functionality of the database. The piece includes details of images taken from the originals decease registries in a furtively way.

Technical specifications

  • Year of creation: 2013
  • Technique: Software, Processing 1.57
  • Edition: 2 + 1AP
  • Shows:
    • September 4, 2015. Post-it. Artis 718 Gallery, Habana, Cuba.
    • February 15, 2015 (as part of the HelloWorld Project). Sala de Navegación de la AHS, Pabellón Cuba, Habana, Cuba.