MechBird is Tatiana Vilela dos Santos’ digital art project. She’s designing playful experiences in Paris, France.
Deeply influenced by her job as a game designer, her works may take a variety of forms, from tangible game installations to interactive performances.
However, all these experiments share a common attempt to explore uncharted and unknown territories of playfulness.
Her approach is fundamentally experimental and interdisciplinary, imbued by a systemic vision and an attraction for perceptual alterations.
Emergence and sensory illusions are among the most recurrent themes she investigates.
This site lists all Tatiana’s exhibited works. You’ll also find her coming and past exhibitions, awards, talks and workshops below :


Upcoming events

septembre 2017
Art residency of Contre-ciel and exhibition of Isochrone, BLACKBOX,
Dead Pixels & Adsono at the Shadok during the FEFFS (Strasbourg, France)

august 2017
Dead Pixels at Future Play Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland)



Past activities

may 2017
Art residency of (in)tact at Le Cube (Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
Exhibition of Adsono at Beta Public: Hotbed edition (London, England)

april 2017
Exhibition of BLACKBOX at GamesAreForEveryone (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Exhibition of Dead Pixels and microtalk at Now Play This (London, England)

february 2017
Exhibition of Adsono at YOYO - Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France)

december 2016
Talk at Random Bazar & exhibition of Pourparlers (Paris, France)

december 2015 - december 2016
Exhibition of Magnesia at the Game Science Center (Berlin, Germany)

september 2016
Round table at the Indie Game Contest (Strasbourg, France)
Exhibition of BLACKBOX at A MAZE. Pop Up (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Exhibition of (in)tact at the Horizons Numériques (Bonnemazon, France)

août 2016
Exhibition of Isochrone at Protoplay (Dundee, Scotland)

july 2016
Exhibition of Isochrone at Awkward Arcade in the Art Council (Manchester, England)
Exhibition of Isochrone at MAKE STUFF (Rochdale, England)
Exhibition of Adsono and BLACKBOX at Pete the Monkey festival (Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France)

june 2016
Exhibition of Isochrone at Warp Festival / Awkward Arcade (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Exhibition of Isochrone at Test Card x Awkward Arcade (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Exhibition of Adsono at Peut Être Festival (Montreuil, France)
Workshop "Alternative controllers" at GLaSS (Paris, France)

may 2016
Exhibition of Adsono at Ludipunk Fest' (Montreuil, France)
Talk at the Nordic Game (Malmö, Sweden)
Workshop "Quick custom controllers" at Creative Coast (Karlshamn, Sweden)

april 2016
Exhibition of Dead Pixels at Jouer Ensemble (Lille, France)
Exhibition of BLACKBOX during the Demo Night #3 (Paris, France)

march 2016
Exhibition of BLACKBOX during the Culture Experience Days (Paris, France)

february 2016
BBOS performance and exhibition of Adsono at Chroma Key (Paris, France)

january 2016
Exhibition of Adsono at La Briche (Saint-Denis, France)

november 2015
Exhibition of X?.3 at the gallery Croix-Baragnon (Toulouse, France)

september 2015
Exhibition of BLACKBOX, workshop "Alternative controllers" and talk on playful performances at the Clujotronic (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Workshop "Quick custom controllers" at Headstart (Antwerp, Belgium)

may 2015
Exhibition of Glitch Processing Unit and Adsono at Geekopolis (Paris, France)
Exhibition of jungle.in at La Nuit des Arts (Roubaix, France)
Exhibition of BLACKBOX at the Random Bazar festival (Paris, France)
Exhibition of Adsono at the Foire de Paris during the Maker Faire event at the Parc des Expositions (Paris, France)

april 2015
Exhibition of Magnêsiă and talk at the A MAZE./Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

march 2015
Artist residency The Brain (Berlin, Germany) february 2015
Exhibition of Adsono during the Take the Blows party at the Batofar (Paris, France)
Round table Gamelier (Paris, France)
Jamming with Tour Bueno (Paris, France)

january 2015
Exhibition of BLACKBOX at Homo Numericus Ludens (Paris,France)

november 2014
Adsono got the Originality Award at the EIGD and was nominated for the Innovation Award
Exhibition of Adsono and round table at the EIGD (Montreuil, France)
Exhibition of Jeu de mains at Zoo Machines (Lille, France)

september 2014
Exhibition of Adsono and talk at the A MAZE./Johannesburg (Johannesburg, South Africa)

june 2014
Exhibition of Oort at the Playful Arts Festival ('s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands)
Exhibition of Adsono at the Maker Faire in the 104 (Paris, France)
Adsono awarded a Double Maker of Merit by Maker Faire

may 2014
Exhibition of Adsono at the Copenhagen Play Festival / w00t (Copenhagen, Denmark)

april 2014
Exhibition of Lacci at the PrintScreen Festival (Halon, Israel)
Exhibition of Adsono and talk at the A MAZE./Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

december 2013
Artist residency at the CIANT (Prague, Czech Republic)

november 2013
Exhibition of Adsono at the Hybride (Lille, France)
Interview for the web program BiTS by Arte

october 2013
Exhibition of Oort at the Gamerz festival (Aix-en-Provence, France)
Exhibition of Tetra at the Retro (No) Future Games Festival (Cergy, France)

september 2013
Interview for the radio program Le Mouchard
Oort awarded a CONNEXT award by M2F Créations

august 2013
Exhibition of Lacci at the NotGames Fest (Cologne, Germany)

may 2013
Exhibition of Isochrone at Geekopolis (Montreuil, France)



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