Silent barn, three month projection installation, 2015: audio generated braille machine. Braille says a full page narration from kids in Nicaraguan. When approaching the projection, each stair generates another paragraph
Audio- Generated braille light machine: ““I’m not telling you what to do, but you have to do it.”
February 7th -April 21st 2015.
Presented with sewn canvasses;
Braille dots say “I’m not telling you what to do, but you have to do it”
Participants can listen using earphones to a track I created of narrated verse, music and conversations whose frequency and amplitude are generating the visuals on two walls (walls #1,#2)
When participants talk into one of the provided microphones, the impact of their voice is projected on wall #2 altering the visuals. And their voice is recorded added to the audio track, hence generating new visuals on wall #1
Every sound leaves a mark, which is eventually altered and distorted by new imagery and new voices have added.
When approached, a large projection of volcanos begins to disintegrate.
Simultaneously, illustrations of the poem The Drowned Horse appear on the opposite side of the room.
“Far Away, installation” demonstrates our propensity towards ownership and disruption.
In this installation, the disruption is represented by a volcanoe which we are effecting by our very presence. The volcanoes lava, in a sense, is the imagery of a poem (“The Drowned Horse” by Pablo Antonio Cuandra which warned of invasion of Nicaragua) spilling into the room.
Screening of my documentary in progress “Far Away: Poetry in Nicaragua“.
This is an experimental documentary on Nicaraguan history told through its poetry. Participants include: New York State Poet Laureate (2014) Marie Howe and previous Vice President of Nicaragua, Sergio Ramirez .
“Far Away” is a multi-platform (film, web, fine art, interactive installations) project on poetry in Nicaragua Background: I am of Nicaraguan descent and I conceived of “far away“ when first visiting relatives there in Nov. 2013 and again in Nov. 2015. I returned in February 2018.
software I co-created with Thomas Martinez September 2015:
January 2014- 2019
AB UNO PLURIBUS New York, NY. In January 2014. I initiated a monthly AV event.
Wolfgang Von Stuermer curates this event and the musicians while I curate VJs. Wolfgang named it Ab Uno Pluribus (from one to many) as the musicians first play independently, then together. This event is scheduled to continue until 2018