LAS NOVELAS DEL ESLGÜER - EPISODIO 3

-LIVE DESPECHO-

17 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE LA IMAGEN

Manizales, Colombia

May 7-11, 2018

 

LAS NOVELAS DEL ESLGÜER is a collaborative project between Colombian and Canadian artists, Laura Acosta and Santiago Tavera. Episodio 3 - Despecho en Vivo, is a Virtual Reality (VR) immersive and interactive installation piece. In this work, Laura’s fibre based characters infiltrate Santiago’s digitally animated fields, offering spaces of constant translation between physical and virtual experiences of the body. The notion of dislocation is the central theme of this project, as it questions the way bodies (more specifically migrant bodies) transgress borders and present themselves as multiple, within the realm of the virtual. Combining performative elements with digital environments within this virtual piece, further simulates a sense of dislocation for the viewers themselves. The general public is given access to this work through different mediums, allowing them to navigate spaces both physically and virtually. Immersed in a array of lights, sounds, colours, erratic physical movement, and digital animations, viewers find themselves inside a surreal fable of translucent bodies floating in the vastness of a borderless virtual suburban galaxy. LAS NOVELAS DEL ESLGÜER presents a suspended state of mixed realities in which digital environments merge with physical experiences, triggering virtual narratives of displacement.

Photo credit: Juan Waltero

DESIGN & MEDIA ART EXHIBITION

Centro Cultural Universitario Rogelio Salmona

 

Performance during the vernissage, Tuesday, May 8th, 2018. 

 

Photo credit: Juan Camilo Betancourt

Photo credit: Juan Waltero

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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.

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