© Copyright 2020 Santiago Tavera

NON-LIEUX (2019)


Non-lieux is an immersive installation and VR project that depicts a deconstruction of different architectural rooms within a digital home, exposing memories that have been contained within these spaces. Through an experimental composition of 360° images and 3D graphic animations, this project narrates the virtual transcendence of bodies across different spaces. The sound of this piece comes from an experimental composition on the noise atoms make as they transform from one state to another. This VR project emerges from a field study and workshop realized by Santiago Tavera in the Fall of 2018 in collaboration with the Creata XR-Art and Science and Mutante.Lab in Bogota, Colombia. The research exploration dealt with interpretations of queer architecture and virtual bodies in Canadian and Colombian sites. Now as a developing project, Non-lieux, intends to explore the sense of belonging for a queer body across physical and virtual realms, while questioning the impact digital media has in processes of representation of the body, the understanding of architectures and the memories that emerge from them.

You can navigate this 360 VR video by scrolling around the image with your mouse or finger. This work can also be experienced as an immersive VR work using a mobile VR headset. An installation of this work will be further develop in 2019.

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

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