Fiction & Interactive Installation

Lagunas is a triptych between memory, death and water.
is standing water, still, that calls death and tells the story of a death.
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 fictional & interactive installation, a triptych between memory, death, and water. Prehistoric landscapes are the scenario for the chronicles of a drowning man, disclosing the rarity of water on Planet Earth.
Lagunas is dark, still, and somber. Silent landscapes, dying fish, seaweed, and mud cover the depths. Below the surface, a man drowns. From the abyss, archaic rocks are attracted by magnetic forces. Drilling machines emerge, turning between the cliffs, intercepting the stones in levitation… The man strives to save his life, losing consciousness...

Water valves are used as interactive devices. When turned, the spectators interact with image and sound events. The level/amount of interaction of the spectators is continuously analyzed. An interactive scenario adapts to the behavior of the spectators, allowing variations on the narrative order.

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.




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

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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)




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