Immersive art installation combines virtual reality with sensorial wearable devices
‘Transeuntis Mundi’ Exhibition is coming to New York City in March and reflects about millennial human migrations
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New York City — Feb. 17, 2020 — This March, a South American artistic duo will present a multimedia art installation tackling human migration through a virtual reality and sensorial art experience at two separate events.
Human history meets the future of art in the installation created by Brazilian musician and transmedia artist Cândida Borges and her partner Gabriel Mario Vélez, Colombian visual artist. Their installation, titled “Transeuntis Mundi,” will be on display March 6 at the “Music and Migration” conference and exposition at Columbia University’s Center for Ethnomusicology from 3 to 6 p.m.
The exhibit will then move from Manhattan to Astoria, Queens, where it will be installed at the Music:Not Impossible concert at the Museum of the Moving Image March 7. The event will be held from 7 to 11 p.m.
At the museum, several global avant-garde artists will debut work combining technology and art commissioned by the Music:Not Impossible (M:NI) project, a platform that develops wearable hardware and technologies for inclusive experiences on sound. M:NI’s wearable technology translates sound onto the skin through vibration, allowing users to feel sound waves. Inspired by the deaf community, the technology provides all users with a unique and nuanced sound experience.
Among the exhibits, Transeuntis Mundi will present a transmedia piece that combines wearable devices with virtual reality, projections and 3D sound. Transeuntis Mundicaptures the sounds and visual memories of people, cultures and cities, generating an archive of human cultural heritage while sharing the stories of millennial passersby crossing the world. The exhibit evokes the power of ancestry, identity and legacy.
The project was created in 2018 by Borges and Vélez, both Latin artists and immigrants who consider their migrational experience and cultural backgrounds the inspiration to their artistic work about human diversity and migration.
With the support of M:NI, Borges and Vélez expanded their research and developed two special compositions for this project, which will debut at the event.
The Transeuntis Mundi project was launched in September of 2019 in Colombia at the International Festival of Books and Culture and has since been installed at events in London, New York and Miami. More than 3,000 visitors have experienced the installation since its launch.
View a video about the Transeuntis Mundi Project at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY3rjcffP_c&feature=emb_title.
To register for Music:Not Impossible, go to creatornetwork.splashthat.com/?gz=2b6d57ff3c52bd092a13e424f48438f6&guest-access-hash=NDU3NjEzMDQzfDI4NTI0NTg1M3wxNTg.
View details about the M:NI project at www.notimpossible.com/projects/music-not-impossible
Learn more about the Transeuntis Mundi Project and access photos from previous installations at https://transeuntismundi.com. Follow Transeuntis Mundi on Facebook at www.facebook.com/transeuntismundi and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/transeuntsmundi.
Picture by Gabriel Mario Vélez
CENTER FOR ETHNOMUSICOLOGY – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
March 6th. 3-6pm. Free. 2960 Broadway, New York.
Talk and VR installation
“The Transeuntis Mundi Project proposes to capture the sound and visual memory of peoples, cultures and cities to tell the story of the millennial passersbY. It has been touring the world in a immersive installation with virtual reality. It will be presented at the Seminar “Music and Migration” promoted by the Department of Music of Columbia University.”
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
March 7th. 7-11pm. 36-01 35th Ave, Queens.
Music: Not Impossible Event
“The Transeuntis Mundi Project partners with Music: Not Impossible Project to present a large-scale concert and installation to debut avant-garde work combining accessible and immersive technology with Ar, reflecting about the human global journey and its legacy.”
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