LEYENDAS OTOMÍES

(OTOMI LEGENDS)

Augmented Reality Murals

March 2020

otomi legends

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SUMMARY

     Otomi Legends (Leyendas Otomíes), it’s an interdisciplinary project that recovers parts of the oral tradition of the Otomi people, a large Indigenous nation from the center of Mexico -where the heritage of the artist comes from-, and with the help of graphic art and augmented reality creates multimedia pieces complete with the narration of the legend that inspired each piece, this narration is accessible in English, Spanish, Nahuatl, and Otomí. 

 

Each of the 12 pieces -planned to be created in its first edition-, will be accessible vía smartphones and. Sharing those stories allow the Otomies to keep their voices and traditions alive.

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROJECT

- We were granted a 3-month residency at the Mexican Consulate in SF, between January and March 2020.

- Currently collaborating with a group of artists and programmers developing the digital platform and animations for the project.

- Murals commissioned in Oaxaca, Mexico City, Puebla City, San Francisco, and Ithaca, NY.

- Created the book cover for ‘Raising the Roof. A practical guide for participant-centered participation’ by author Eva Jo Meyers.

MURAL - PIECES