Over the past few months, visionary local artists and technologists have banded together to create art projects that provoke our introspection on the climate issue. More people are realizing that our systems and worldviews need radical change and that it can only be possible when we come together in collective action.
On February 3rd, we took our audience through a narrative journey through three inventive art projects to trigger the tipping point to a new #climateawakening movement:
Miami Murals, a climate-focused mural series, unveils its first prototype-in-progress augmented reality mural in front of the historic City of Miami Cemetery. This mural is a preview to a monumental new mural series coming to Miami, designed to raise awareness and action on local climate issues. The mural is brought to life through an app, which shows two alternate futures of Miami. One future showing what the city will look like if we make no change, and the other showing a future were we choose to be the change. The concept came from a group of local high school students and was then adapted by a team of mixed media artists whose idea reveals Miami’s famous party and material culture as a facade. It challenges each of us to consider our own power & responsibility on the climate issue.
Metamorfosis presented two sculptural installations called "The witnesses" and "The fisherman." Inspired by our Miami story, this exhibition addressed the state of the art of Resilience, by allowing those who viewed it to become the witnesses to our hyper local issues such as our unfettered growth and construction of buildings, infrastructure not designed to handle our current sea level rise projections and increasing storms. The fisherman more intimately addressed our relationship with water, by resolving our current emotion with water. The sculptures themselves are in metamorphosis. They will recruit lichens and moss naturally, until they are submerged into the ocean on a future date to help create an ART-ificial Reef, witnessing future growth of coral, sponges, sea fans and sea life. Learn more at albertoaragonreyes.com/blog.html.
Reefract is a projection mapping art installation that used light as a medium to captivate viewers in an abstraction of time. The interactive graphics gave a glimpse of the past, present and future of the site in which it is displayed. The site became a lens that gave its viewers the opportunity to see how environmental changes, which occur over thousands of years, could play out in the wake of climate change. As the viewer approached, the site changed and responded as a metaphoric gesture that suggested it is up to us to determine the fate of our environment.
Throughout the event people in attendance enjoyed art, drum circles, dancers, food trucks, music, beers, and good company with people who share the same passion for wanting to make a difference in our world.
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