Lights of Desert

Atacama in Iceland

The purpose of the images is to present unique situations and landscapes of San Pedro de Atacama, the driest non-polar desert in the world, to Iceland.

An immersive journey through the five senses with colorful images and accessories, local scents and fabrics playing with light and some of the writings inspired by this land.

The intention of this photographic installation is to insert the spectator into a real experience of the desert, with photographic projections and accessories that allow the viewers, in addition to seeing, feel both the power of the sun, the aromas and textures of the desert.

For this, it’s imperative to accompany the projections with sounds of birds, wind, carnival, as well as the aromas of the original plants and some accessories from typical festivities like masks and fabrics.

Interior installations

Rica-rica plant and the Mars Valley

It’s important to generate an ambient temperature that assimilates the desert, which varies between 30 and 35 degrees Celsius and would be essential to reduce the humidity of the room with the projection, not exceeding 15%.

I pretend to incorporate a replica of the plant that will be a real size, 40 cm, impregnated with its particular aroma, in addiction of the aroma of the Rica-rica plant through sprinklers or vaporizers.

Exterior installations

Likancabur sunrise

Taking into account the context of natural luminosity of Iceland during January, I intend to project a sunrise over one of the most important volcanoes for the Commune of San Pedro de Atacama, in one of the most important dates. The occasion is when the Sun rises over the top of Likancabur synchronizing its protection with the sunrise in San Pedro de Atacama with a transition to the night sky of the salt basin.

Laguna Chaxa

A static projection of one of the lagoons of the flamingo sanctuary, Laguna Chaxa, accompanied by dynamic images of flamingos filmed in daily life in the lagoon. Projections on floating canvas intended to make the birds disappear when they move, as a call of attention to how fragile and endangered these birds are.