9 March - 31 March 2017
A narrative & interactive installation by Laura Colmenares Guerra

Lagunas is a triptych exploring the themes of memory, death and water. Water in Lagunas is stagnant, still water that evokes death and tells the story of a drowning man. This story is intertwined with images of hydraulic fracking1, making a parallel between the death of the man and the death of water on planet earth. Both events develop through an interactive scenario, driving the spectator through archaic and prehistoric images of the Earth, while exploring the delusional, drastic impact of human actions on nature.

After The invisible landscape, Lagunas is the second exhibition of our series OUTPUT, in which we present the results of a project that has been developed during a residency at iMAL. Laura worked on Lagunas at iMAL in 2015.

About the artist

Laura Colmenares Guerra is a Colombian/Spanish visual artist based in Brussels. In 2002 she obtained a Masters degree in Audiovisual Media at Los Andes University in Bogota and in 2008 a Postgraduate Master in Transmedia Studies at Sint-Lukas, Brussels.Video has been the central focus of her artistic work. Her research materializes in the form of immersive audiovisual installations that delve into the spectator's perception of space and image. She is interested in the creation of environments that activate the relationship of the participants with their own body and its spatial perception. Her work relates to the politics of the human body, the matter of body perception and the engagement of the spectator with the artwork.

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  • 1. Action of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas known as "fracking" or as "Shale Gas".
Media Gallery

Samson Michel – 3D, fluid simulations, compositing
Remy Gosselin – 3D, fluid simulations, compositing
Abdoul Diallo – 3D modeling
Laura Colmenares Guerra - 3D, fluid simulations, compositing
Yacine Sebti – Real time A/V
Rafael Muñoz Gomez – Music composition
Loup Mormont – Music composition

Underwater shooting:
Laura Colmenares Guerra - Director
Actor - Juan Bernardo Martinez
Wim Michiels - underwater cinematographer
Jan Lemmens - underwater camera assistant
Karen Jensen - safety diver
Ruby van der Kooij - surface camera assistant
Stijn Berghman - Phantom Operator
Kristina Ianachkova – Director Assistant

With the support of: Vlaamse overheid-Kunstendecreet, Federation Wallonie Bruxelles-Arts Numeriques / In collaboration with: iMAL