Joined on: July 13th, 2015
Lina Maria Giraldo creates screen based, computer generated work using video, photography and data. It incorporates contemporary languages such as video games, repetition, advertising and massiveness. In some of her interactive work the audience has control of the story and the decisions they make. Most of her work involves taking photos or videos of what we consume and collecting data on it. She then re-contextualizes it via animation and composite images. Most of it is done via a programing language and development environment called Processing. Lina Maria likes to think of her work as a visual poem with and educational purpose. She invites the spectator to stop their busy life and think about how our actions have consequences. We are compulsive to buy, consume and discard. Our trash accumulates and the human imprint in our environment is irreversible. This is why she like to invite the audience to be more conscious of their surroundings. She’s a Colombian immigrant living in the United States, which has helped her to understand that the world is only one. This is why her work has focused mainly on environmental issues, immigration and community. It explores the search for a Utopia, a society that is responsible for its consumption and understands its environment. It is a journey of exploration and research of our fragile environment, waste and extinction.