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Video Mapping - A Memoir - Colombia

Assignment:

Brainstorm a video mapping installation that brings new life to a physical object.

My Concept:

For this project, I wanted to portray the beauty of my country of origin: Colombia, the beautiful and contrasting landscapes, the numerous species of flowers and orchids, small towns dated from the colonial period, and the rich culture that trespasses my mind. There are innumerable things I love and miss about Colombia, beginning with the unique music like cumbia that makes me dance immediately after I listen to it or the stunning and contrasting landscapes, charming small towns, unique flora, and fauna, the vast variety of orchids and colorful birds, among other memories that I hold close to my heart.

My Process:

As I mentioned before I love Cumbia, one of the genres of music/dance most representative of Colombia's culture. I selected the costume that the cumbia dancers wear, a large skirt, and a blouse, as the element of my video mapping installation. I started this project by working with a mad mapper by projecting and creating a mask of the Cumbia dress, I also add an image of my portfolio as a background symbolizing how this memoir of images overlaps my present time as an artist and a student.

Then I picked many clips about Colombia's culture, sceneries, and more. I piece altogether following the color pattern of the Colombian flag: Yellow, Blue, Red, plus all the shades of green, which some say is a more vibrant color in Colombia's landscapes than anywhere in the world. I outlined this installation together with the joyous sounds and enticing rhythms of Colombian Cumbia.

The Final

A Memoir - Colombia

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