“New lands” proposes a contained environment, a submerged landscape in which ten glass pieces -cryptically lighted from below and taking their shapes from fragments of polystyrene packaging- serve as an architectural habitat for one single inhabitant: an albino amphibian from Central Mexico who floats behind the glass, looking back at us with an unreadable stare.
The sunken ruins reference forgotten and unrealised architectural and scientific utopias of the 20th century, in order to create a liminal space where temporality becomes uncertain and a green mantle of nature grows between industrial remains.
Along with the installation of the tank, a video is projected in the oposite wall using the installation as a set for its production while changing its scale into a unknown landscape. The sound of the video was made collaborating with Mike Parr Burman, using contact microphones on the glass pieces.
New Lands Complete Video.
(Please use headphones to watch it)