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Santiago Taccetti centers his work on the concepts of simulation and deceit. Our relationship with technology and how it continuously defines our social identity is revised using everyday materials and found objects in ways that stimulate new perspectives from which to perceive contemporary culture. Taccetti’s process thrives on the tension between planned and random elements encountered during the investigative process. The misuse of basic construction materials by means of an abusive interaction with external arbitrary factors like time and natural conditions, produce a series of errors and accidents that alter any predetermined output. All that emerges from these collaborations is embraced as part of the working process; they become fundamental tools redefining the conventional notions of identity and authorship.