INSULARIS was produced while in residence at LMCC Swing Space Program at Governors Island in the Spring 2011. The project integrates New-media technologies, traditional installation elements, and video. INSULARIS combines motion sensors with video, archival material, digital imaging, A/V technology, and installation maps to create a fictitious island based on my memories of growing up in South America. The interactive project explores physical and emotional isolation based on my family’s trajectory, my parent’s separation during the military coups, and my disjointed memories and experiences before moving to the United States.
INSULARIS consists of the following: A New-media Environment where dynamic content, triggered by visitors' presence, is projected on a computer generated island; three video monitors displaying manipulated footage of dictatorial regimes in Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile intertwined with personal reflections about government and family; and a historical Timeline of Latin America history and US intervention in South American politics since 1950's.
The following is a documentation of the project's creation and development during the residency. INSULARIS was presented during LMCC Swing Space Open Studios at Building 110 on Governors Island..