Simulacra

Submitted by Cheryl Maeder

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Client: Arts Connection Foundation

Location: Miami, FL, United States

Completion date: 2019

Project Team

Artist

Cheryl Maeder

Client

Andreina Fuentes, Founder & Curator

Arts Connection Foundation

Client

Milagros Gonzalez, Director

Arts Connection Foundation

Client

Adriana Barrios, Director

Arts Connection Foundation

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Marcelo Llobell, Director

Doral Contemporary Museum

Artist

Mary Tidy-Coyle, Editor

Overview

I was selected to showcase SImulacra, a Video Installation, for Miami New Media Festival XIV Edition. The curatorial theme for this 2019 International video & site specific video art installations event was “Identity, Art & Technology.” Various events & exhibitions were held in Miami at outdoor & indoor installations including downtown Doral/Florida, Doral Contemporary Art Museum & Laundromat Art Space Gallery/Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art/Rome/Italy, Aruba, Caracas/Venezuela, & Bogota/Columbia.

Goals

How we define ourselves has deep roots in our communities, and Arts Connection Foundation wanted to know and share these stories. My video installation, Simulacra, is a reflection, an imitation, of who we have become in this social media age. As observer and narrator of the film, I became another one of the subjects in this social commentary on our filtered reality.

Process

I collaborated with the team at Miami New Media, Arts Connection Foundation and Doral Contemporary Art Museum, where Simulacra was installed in outdoor & indoor art installations.