Un espacio suspendido (A suspended space)
Multimedia installation: VR environment (360 video), picture frames, furniture.
Exhibited at The Khyber Centre for The Arts as part of the group show Memorial: Work by Venezuelan Diaspora Artists curated by Camila Salcedo (January and February 2020).
Screened as part of the online exhibition Proyecciones: Bajo el Mar, by Portaespacios in collaboration with ABRA Caracas (April 2020), as well as during the three-day livestream media event Galvanized Suns organized and curated by Diasporic Futurisms (October 2020).
"Un espacio suspendido" is an immersive digital environment in which I recreated my grandmother’s bedroom in Caracas. The room includes embedded family photographs, home movies from my childhood, and furniture that was modelled and textured referencing photographs from my personal family archive.
My grandmother’s house exists in a limbo state psychologically and physically for both of us: I now live in Canada, and she was displaced to a nursing home in 2018. The room itself, floating like an island on a body of water, points at the (in)accessibility that is only possible through memories and images. This digital environment and the objects that exist in it aim at weaving together narratives of displacement, the family archive, longing and remembrance.
Installation at The Khyber Centre for The Arts