Item Display Booth, 2018
Item Display Booth is an augmented reality showroom for sculptural machines used for viewing virtual reality environments. In this virtual space, figures merge into machines, furniture, and body extensions in order to enter their own virtual worlds. The distinction between human and object is blurred by both the figures’ lack of interaction with their external environment, as well as the ubiquitous unifying monochromatic textures pulled from my paintings, photos and drawings. Personal photos from Colombia and the Brazilian Amazon sit next to appropriated images from diverse sources on the internet, screen grabs of process-pieces, and symbols from my upcoming videogame. These various origins and histories blend together into abstract textures and patterns, the resulting aesthetic a sci-fi, modernist, gray-scale psychedelia. It is a space somewhere between the past, present and speculative future that deploys and deconstructs the socio-economic, racial, mythological and post human anatomies embedded in the structure of emerging technologies.