When it was unveiled at Issey Miyake headquarters in New York in 2011, people referred to Uros as “the bubbles.” It was an unusually apt nickname for Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amorós’ pulsating installation piece. Built from translucent plastic diffusion material illuminated by carefully wired and sequenced LED arrays, the work features flowing hemispheres that evoke the floating islands built by the Uros people of Lake Titicaca. Crafted from reeds, these islands floated on the gas bubbles released as their submerged portion decomposed.
In her subsequent work, Amorós returned often to the theme of the Uros islands, with installation in places such as Time Square in New York and the Venice Biennale, playing with the connection between science and culture, and between technology and the past.
MAGICAL ISA Single Channel Video Original Score: Dr. Adonis Gonzalez Full Length: 5 min 13 sec Year: 2015 Country of Production: Cuba In resonance with the Biennial of Lyon, imagespassages organizes the exhibition landscape in Annecy. Imagespassages has gathered … Continue reading →
EL ARTE DE LA LUZ The Centro Cultural La Cúpula is a center of multidisciplinary art with a vocation of international exchanges, located in the historical center of the city of Merida, Yucatan, in Mexico. Escuela Superior de Artes de … Continue reading →