REQUIEM200≤ Augmented Reality Action.
March 2018. Washington Square Park. NYC.
Created by Violette Bule REQUIEM200≤, is an AR installation in homage to more than two hundred people murdered in Venezuela between February 2014 and February 2018 during protests against Nicolás Maduro’s autocratic regime.
Using augmented reality technology, REQUIEM200≤ makes it possible to learn the identity, as well as the cause and place of death, of every victim. Upon downloading the free AR app, users can access this information by placing their mobile devices on one of thirteen maps of Venezuelan states included in the installation. The project calls attention to the brutal political repression carried out by Maduro’s regime.
Hack De Patria (HDP) Augmented Reality action featuring Refrakt app. 2015.
Enter augmented reality. Hack De Patria (HDP), a project developed by a Venezuelan experimental activist group and Berlin-based media artists Refrakt, attempts to reveal the “truth” in the campaign ads for Maduro’s Chavismo government and its allies. Point the phone’s camera at a particular campaign logo, and the app reveals more sinister meanings: one logo suddenly reads “Obey“ and another “Fraud.” READ MORE
Center for Latinoamerican Studies, Casa Romulo Gallegos. Caracas 2015.
Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh. 2015.
Venezuelan Consulate Bogotá, Colombia. 2014.
Venezuelan Embassy Mexico City, 2014.
Monument La Revolución. Mexico City, 2014.
Plaza del Sol, Barcelona Cataluña. 2014.