Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger: Perennial Land

Curated by Patricia Cazorla
March 21, 2024   -   May 16, 2024

The Hall of Fame Art Gallery at Bronx Community College

Perennial Land is an experiential installation that combines the beauty of various forest environments with the importance of data-driven insights into a human’s impact on nature. Stepping into a space transformed into a multi-climate forest, tech and tools about resources and equity are seamlessly integrated into the environment like trees. We want to push aside the modern habit of thinking of nature–culture divide, decolonize technology and highlight the ways landscape contributes to social, political and psychic ideas of space. The vulnerability of the environment is directly related to that of certain communities. Nature does not need us. We need nature.

 

Laia Cabrera is an award-winning filmmaker and video artist based in New York, working in the fields of art Installations-new cinema. Her wide range of artworks, from traditional and experimental filmmaking, visual poetry, interactive art and immersive projection mapping installations, has been commissioned by major institutions and presented worldwide in leading venues, art galleries and festivals. Identity and consciousness have been constant themes in her work, exploring concepts of otherness, symbolism, and hope, the art of seeing and the nature of belonging.

Isabelle Duverger is an award-winning French painter and installation artist based in New York. Her work includes paintings, public art, immersive interactive video installations, video-art and animation. Her work is focused on the relationship between emotions and body language, the observation of patterns, imaginary landscapes and how the human presence interacts in it, and the pursuit of new languages through technology.

Their innovative work explores new ways of using space and the visual imaginary as a tool for narrative storytelling and audience connection, driven by both scenographic and dramaturgical aspects and crafting immersive content experiences. Recent installations include World’s largest video interactive public art installation “The Now” (Times Square, New York), the interactive “Dream-e-scape” (Flutter Gallery, Los Angeles; Microwave Festival Honk Kong; Film Criticism Conference, Riyadh), and immersive visual poem “Qualia – You Matter to Me” (Prelude Festival NYC). Their work was presented in Spring/Break Art Show, Times Square Plaza, St John the Divine Cathedral, NJPAC, Teatros del Canal, Madrid, Fabra i Coats Contemporary Art Center, Barcelona, Tempietto Di Bramante, Roma and Hong Kong City Hall. www.laiacabreraco.com

 

 

A Collaboration Between Groundwork Hudson Valley, The Center for the Urban River at Beczak, Bronx Community College, and Sarah Lawrence College