Carolina Heredia's PhD dissertation at the University of Michigan, entitled Ausencias/Ausências/Absences, takes its artistic impetus from the last writings of three South American poets who took their own lives: Violeta Parra (1917-1967) from Chile, Alfonsina Storni (1892-1938) from Argentina and Ana Cristina Cesar (1952-1983) from Brazil.

Role: Artist / Interactive Engineer / Technical Lead

Contributions:

  • Collaborated with composer Carolina Heredia and choreographer Sandra M. Torijano to create an interactive dance floor that would respond to the string quartet and dancers.
  • Created visual content for the performance with video contributions from Katelyn Johnson.
  • Developed media server software and Kinect-based tracking system using TouchDesigner.

Date: 2017

Video: Carolina Heredia - Ausencias (full performance)