A VR artwork is calling the attention of curators and of the audience – The Transeuntis Mundi. Created by a duo of Latin American artists and Scholars, it’s an immersive experience about the migration phenomena that permeates human’s history.
The Transeuntis Mundi, in Latin, proposes to capture the sound and visual memory of peoples, cultures, and places to generate an archive of human cultural heritage. It is about the story of the millennial passersby that have been crossing the world and it aims to evoke the power of ancestry, identity, and legacy.
This project was created in 2018 by the Brazilian artist Cândida Borges and the Colombian artist Gabriel Mario Vélez – two artists and immigrants based in NYC, academic researchers about the field of composition in emerging technologies. They consider their migrational experience and cultural backgrounds as the reference for creating this poetical/technological work.
In this current version, named “Web Derive 01”, New York, Austin, Rochester, and McAllen are some of the cities presented in the work – exactly for its force representing the blend of cultures, genetics, and borders. Other countries are the UK, Brazil, and Colombia, completing 4 continents of exploration of this piece.
The work was launched in 2019 and since then over 3000 people have experienced the in-person installations throughout Medellín, New York, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, and Rochester. Online since the beginning of the pandemic, the project has accumulated invitations to perform in international festivals and conferences, while they wait to resume in-person exhibitions.