“Linking roots” is a project by Spanish artist Amaya Bombin based on drawings, Augmented Reality and site specific installation.
Linking roots is a visual experience that combines drawings made by the artist at the Museo del Prado, Madrid, and ‘Augmented Reality’ (AR, a term used to define a view reached through a technological device), resulting in the creation by the visitor of mixed reality in real time.
With a free-download application developed for the project (Linking roots, available at Play Store) users will plunge into a virtual experience while watching photos and videos, reading texts and even visiting artist’s websites. The interactivity of the displayed works allow the constant modification of the project: playing with the AR, taking pictures of it, sending them to others, visitors will be able to relay Linking roots through the main social networks.
Classical art –drawings done at el Prado– will thus be combined in Bombin’s installation with different images, so that unexpected contrasts will be created between tradition, modernity, and innovation. Bombin’s “roots” (related to the concepts of belonging, identity and ancestors) will thus emerge from that interaction.
Amaya Bombin (Valladolid, Spain, 1977) has a degree in fine arts from the university of Salamanca and the Dutch Hertogenbosch art school. She has been an artist in residence at the renowned Academia de España in Rome (2009-2010) and has won internships from some of Spain’s most prestigious cultural institutions. Her projects and installations have been presented in museums and galleries of different European cities. After Houston, Linking roots will travel to several other countries.
Register to attend the grand opening on Saturday, December 3 at 6 pm.