La Barrera

Installed at MoMA’s Gallery 521, La Barrera is an augmented reality piece that addresses the signal-to-noise ratio in our everyday lives, at a time when the future seems especially uncertain. Part of the MoMAR project

About the Work

This work plays with the idea that museum goers are looking at art while the world is burning, melting, falling apart; but is it simply a luxury? Willful distraction? A genuine appreciation for the present moment?

The left hand side of La Barrera begins with a black stain of cycling memes; each a bit too quick to comfortably read, the vapid messages a subliminal bombardment. A crackling sound is prevalent. Moving through the piece, one is haunted by an array of floating garbage; items that we fill our world with, but also items that make us “happy”. A Mayan pyramid floats in space. When viewers walk towards it/gaze at it, they receive a broken transmission from Greta Thunberg. Time is collapsed, but is the message any different now from then?

Along the right, the wall opens up around the canvases. A portal to a lonely place is simultaneously revealed and obscured by a miasma of fragmented emoji, calling into question the many layers of obstacles between the viewer and those trapped behind the wall.

LaBarrera

 

Vimana
AUGMENTED REALITY, COLLAGE, Identity, INSTALLATION, INTERACTIVE
Vimana
La Barrera
AUGMENTED REALITY, INSTALLATION, INTERACTIVE, Motion
La Barrera
The New Kingdom
INTERACTIVE, Virtual Reality
The New Kingdom
Are We There Yet?
INSTALLATION, INTERACTIVE, Motion, Virtual Reality
Are We There Yet?
AR/t Art is Not Reality
AUGMENTED REALITY, COLLAGE, Identity, INSTALLATION, INTERACTIVE, Motion, Photography, SCULPTURE, VIDEO, Virtual Reality
AR/t Art is Not Reality
SEED BANK
AUGMENTED REALITY, COLLAGE, Identity, INSTALLATION, INTERACTIVE, SCULPTURE
SEED BANK
M ESH
AUGMENTED REALITY, COLLAGE, Identity, INTERACTIVE, Motion, SCULPTURE
M  ESH
BLACK✶STAR
AUGMENTED REALITY, COLLAGE, INSTALLATION, INTERACTIVE
BLACK✶STAR
DISCONNECTED 2015
AUGMENTED REALITY, COLLAGE, INTERACTIVE
DISCONNECTED 2015
NACENT
AUGMENTED REALITY, COLLAGE, INTERACTIVE
NACENT
WALKABOUT
AUGMENTED REALITY, COLLAGE, INTERACTIVE
WALKABOUT
UFO
AUGMENTED REALITY, COLLAGE, INTERACTIVE, SCULPTURE
UFO
BOOM!
INTERACTIVE
BOOM!
SPACE RACE 2013
AUGMENTED REALITY, COLLAGE, INTERACTIVE
SPACE RACE 2013
DIS CONNECTED
AUGMENTED REALITY, COLLAGE, INTERACTIVE
DIS                          CONNECTED
CAVE PAINTINGS FROM THE POST APOCALYPTIC NOW
CAVE PAINTINGS FROM THE POST APOCALYPTIC NOW
codex
AUGMENTED REALITY, INTERACTIVE, SCULPTURE
codex
ART BELOW 2013
AUGMENTED REALITY, INTERACTIVE
ART BELOW 2013
ART WARS 2013
ART WARS 2013
FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS
AUGMENTED REALITY, COLLAGE, INSTALLATION, INTERACTIVE
FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS
FLOW
INSTALLATION, INTERACTIVE
FLOW
VESSEL
AUGMENTED REALITY, COLLAGE, INSTALLATION, INTERACTIVE
VESSEL
CLOUD COMPUTING
SCULPTURE
CLOUD COMPUTING
TOMORROW TODAY
COLLAGE, INSTALLATION, INTERACTIVE
TOMORROW TODAY
baby 2.0
INSTALLATION, INTERACTIVE, SCULPTURE
baby 2.0
EMPIRE
COLLAGE, INSTALLATION
EMPIRE
FREE MONEY
COLLAGE, INSTALLATION, INTERACTIVE, SCULPTURE
FREE MONEY
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