Y_NIS is a digital art collective created between Nisa Karnsomport, Sylvia Aguiñaga, and Ruby Ríos; digital media artists who create interactive installations in public spaces. They met at DIY Girls; a non-profit organization that enables young girls and women to explore electronics, programming, and design.
We all had a unique approach to executing our projects. I traveled to México City and Chiapas for inspiration. Through this experience, I had the opportunity to visit cultural + design spaces, see what other digital media artists and companies are doing, research Native Mexican textiles, and explore my traditional art techniques.
I sketched out designs, drafted out the story board, rendered out my shapes and objects, animated on After Effects, and lastly manipulated the video using Resolum Arena.
“…contemplate the flower and learn from how to live…”
Flowers are the ultimate symbol of the most high and sacred; they take a huge part in expressing devotion and gratitude towards the divine.
The ultimate expression of love is always temporary, and so is my life.
Our Earth is full of constant visceral duality and beauty. I wanted the audience to experience it’s wonderment through a digital lens and interact with it using a midi controller.
“Dentro tuyo esta la semilla de la que pueden nacer millones de flores”
The colors, patterns, and textures were inspired by my trip back home. I wanted to create an explosion of color through geometric patterns and organic shapes.
Together we researched, explored, ideated, drafted, prototyped, revised, tested, and executed our ideas.
After weeks of preparing and long hours testing we were ready to VJ the event!
Creating an interact experience was important to us. Audience members were encouraged to come up and participate in the manipulation of our art!
In collaboration with Nisa Karnsomport, Sylvia Aguiñaga, + Glendale Arts