Fiction & Interactive Installation

Lagunas is a triptych between memory, death and water.
Lagunas
is standing water, still, that calls death and tells the story of a death.
Lagunas
ancient memories, fragments of archaic existence
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We are constantly altering our memories so that the past won’t conflict with the present.


Lagunas is a narrative and interactive installation. Prehistoric landscapes tell the story of a drowning, the allegory of this agony: the scarcity of water on the planet Earth.
Three valves are used throughout the experience, as devices and controllers for the interactive scenario of the installation. The scenario adapts to the behavior of the spectators, allowing variations and deviations of the story.

Silent landscapes, dying fish, the water of a thick dark lake, seaweed and mud cover the depths. Below the surface, a man drowns. From the abyss, archaic rocks are attracted by magnetic forces. In the landscape, drills emerge, turning between the cliffs, intercepting the stones in levitation, destroying the rocks, which fall back into the water. The abandoned body of the man, receives the impacts of stones, wakes up, strives to save his life and loses consciousness ...

The lakes and mountain landscapes have been filmed in Colombia, in “Chingaza Natural National Park”, a natural reserve located in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes, in the northeast of Bogota. The elevation of the mountains surrounding the natural glacial lakes ranges from 800 to 4,020 meters.

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SET-UP

·      3 screens
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3 mirrors
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3 water tabs with custom electronics & sensors (no water connection)
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4 speakers


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LAGUNAS TEAM & SUPPORT

Lagunas_laura Colmenares Guerra

Project conceived & directed by Laura Colmenares Guerra

3D modeling & Animation: Rémy Gosselin / Abdoul Diallo / Samson Michel / Laura Colmenares Guerra
3D water simulations:
Remy Gosselin / Samson Michel

Compositing: Remy Gosselin / Laura Colmenares Guerra
Software & interaction design: Yacine Sebti
Music: Rafael Muñoz & Loup Mormon
Story Board: Leonard Delebecq
Installation construction: Alexis Lorich

Text translations: Anne Vereecken


Underwater shooting:
Featuring: Juan Bernardo Martinez
Underwater camera: Wim Michiels || LITES
Underwater camera assistant: Jan Lemmens
Security diver: Karen Jensen
Surface camera assistant:  Ruby van der Kooij
Phantom Operator: Stijn Berghman
Direction assistance: Kristina Ianachkova


Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza shootings:

Conchita Guerra / Laura Colmenares Guerra

Direction assistance: Daisy Peralta

 

 LAGUNAS EXHIBITION @ iMAL (09/03/2017 - 31/03/2017)

 LAGUNAS RESIDENCY @ iMAL (25/05/2015 - 09/06/2015)

 

 


FUNDING & SUPPORT

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