From July 22, 2022- August 17, 2022 Professor micha cárdenas's artwork Sin Sol will be featured at the NYU Gallatin Galleries.
The Gallatin Galleries will present “Fluid Matters, Grounded Bodies: Decolonizing Ecological Encounters”, a mixed-media exhibition featuring works from eight artists that engage with complex questions around impermanence, belonging, transformation, and erasure as they relate to human and non-human lives—and the earth itself
Dr. cárdenas' Sin Sol / No Sun is an augmented reality game that allows users to experience the feelings a climate change event, in order to deeply consider how climate change disproportionately effects immigrants, trans people and disabled people. Players can find, see and hear a story told through poetry about living through climate change induced wildfires, from a trans latinx AI hologram, Aura. Set fifty years in the future, Aura tells the story of environmental collapse from the past, which is our present in 2018. Part environmental archiving project, the environments in the game include actual 3-D scans of present day forests from the Pacific Northwest. With the goal of multispecies survival and solidarity in mind, Aura’s dog, Roja, leads players on a journey to escape the wildfires and find oxygen capsules which contain poetry, telling more of the story as they progress through the game.