Ignis Aqua is a site specific Installation for Satellite Art Show at the Pfizer Building in Brooklyn, NY, 2019. The newsprints over plywood and a blinking red light immediately informes the viewer about the scandalous destruction of the Rainforest in August 2019. The central video projection of logs burning in the Brazilian Amazon was a casual encounter I documented in 2019 when in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. This image represents a common practice among illegal loggers, miners and farmers, clearing protected land for economical purposes. The video is surrounded by two underwater videos I filmed during my stay with the Cipia Indigenous Community. By surrounding the fire (ignis) with the water (aqua) I evoke hope in reverting this fire, while is still contained. Sometimes the camera glimpses to the Cipia Indigenous land, representing something not to be explored but to be acknowledged. Additionally, their land represents hope in restoring Indigenous lands to Indigenous people, as a way to protect the Forest and save Mother Earth.
"The Satellite Art Show — which labels itself as an antidote to the “salable” and “market tested” approach of mainstream art fairs — is growing on the art world’s radar. Last December, it occupied a 33,000-square-foot lot at Art Basel Miami (using the hashtag #notbasel), and in March it exhibited for the first time at Austin’s South by Southwest. Satellite has arrived in Brooklyn this weekend — from October 3 to 6, in the now defunct Pfizer building — with 30-plus exhibitors and a strong lineup of performance programming, panel discussions, and screenings.
Other installations lean toward the political, including the climate-related piece by Carla Maldonado that focuses on a post-Bolsonaro Brazil and a post-Trump America" Hyperallergic