Achik' I is a dream sequence excerpt from Dreams of the Jaguar's Daughter, a VR documentary and surreal triptych by Alfredo Salazar-Caro. Achik', meaning "dream" in Maya Quiché, is the namesake of the main character of this documentary who represents the collective consciousness and energy of all those who have made the journey across rivers, jungles and deserts in search of a peaceful life. The work is a glimpse into the world of Dreams of the Jaguar's Daughter as well as a poetic portrait for the people. To create the piece, Salazar-Caro used Unreal Engine 4, 3D scans, and 360 footage.
Achik' I was curated by Transfer Gallery, an LA-based exhibition space that explores the friction of virtual studio practice and its physical instantiation.
- 5.8 x 8.4 x 1 inches
- Signed and numbered by artist
- Comes with US plug and custom cable
Born in Mexico City, Alfredo Salazar-Caro is a creator living and working between Mexico City, NYC, and the internet. His works are an amalgamation of portraiture, sculpture installations, documentary, video and VR/AR. He co-founded DiMoDA, The Digital Museum of Digital Art, a groundbreaking project that functions as a VR institution and exhibition platform dedicated to the development of XR Art. His work has been exhibited internationally. Exhibitions include: Tribeca Film Festival, Dreamlands at the Whitney Museum, The Wrong Biennale in São Paulo, Brazil, New Normal Beirut/Istanbul, Die Ungerahmte Welt, HeK, Basel Switzerland, Siggraph Asia, Bangkok, Thailand and 1Mes1Artista Mexico City among others.
Check out more of his work on his website and Instagram.
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