Libbi Ponce

'Δt′ = Δt √1−v2/c2 ' = means u can only fold 7 times or, the compression of space-time with bili and ????’

Installation for a 360 video

Documentation of Installation: https://youtu.be/4cr8U23Xi6M

Please view full 360 video at (preferably on the Youtube App) :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6uuxkTz-L0


materials: rigid polyurthane, styrofoam, two-part expanding foam, chickenwire, grout, steel, paint, interference medium, resin, rose quartz, jade, cardboard, peel and stick tile, silicone, necklace, watch, hanging hardware, screws, adhesive, 3D PLA prints, wax, cooler lid, menthol salve, mineragua bottle, bubble wrap, USB to micro usb cables, usb extension cords, contact lens, plastic zip lock baggie, 2013 monarch butterfly, push pin, air compressor boot, spray paint, eye glass leg, thread, beads, middle class fancy aspirations, plastic bag, Ikea glass cup, Van Camps tuna, Silicon Mix hair conditioner, packing foam, face cream sold to the artist from a bus vendor in Otavalo, red wax, ceramic tile, zip ties, extension cords, duct tape, Oculus Go VR Headset, 360 video, audio,


'Δt′ = Δt √1−v2/c2 means u can only fold 7 times or, the compression of space-time with bili and ????’ is an interactive VR installation that combines sculpture and digital interface systems. Aesthetics, form, and patterns reference research conducted in Ecuador. The perimeter of the space is defined by multi-level, tetris block ‘L’ shapes with blue peel-and-stick tiles adhered that imitate marble pattern. Small to medium scale assemblage sculptures using bronze process, household objects, metal, creams, food cans, and 3D prints will be displayed on the ‘L’ shapes. In the center a grout sculpture with a double-headed anamorphic form serves as a structure where the VR headsets sit when not in use. The VR displays a 360 video taken in Ecuador. Themes conveyed within the piece touch on ancient and contemporary ceremonies in a post-colonial world.



‘FERNANDA’

(2019) 360° video 4:35 mins


(Synopsis written and first presented by Offsite Project and Dateagle Art as part of Spread The Virus Vol. 2https://dateagle.art/spread-the-virus-vol2/:) Filmed in 360°, 'Fernanda' tells the everyday story of families split across borders, seen from the perspective of Ponce’s 9 year old cousin Fernanda. Taking place in Ecuador, over the new year period, Fernanda takes us through city streets as fireworks explode overhead, announcing herself and optimistically greeting everyone in the Estados Unidos. Later she tours us through her home, asking busy relatives to say hi to the camera as they help to prepare the holiday cena. Overlapping this backdrop Ponce introduces fragments of footage, showing ceremonial burnings of Disney icons and the 3d scanning of cultural artefacts, speaking to the post-colonial influence the United States has on Latin America and the status technological prowess grants one nation over another. These deeply complex conversations run parallel to the unbridled joy Fernanda takes in exploring the platform her cousin’s camera gives her to speak to the world.

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