santiago tamayo soler
(Video HD 25' , 2022)
ne∅n is a cartographic exploration of a Colombian highway reimagined through Google Maps. By taking samples of 30 landscapes and buildings documented on Google Street View, ne∅n travels all the way from the southernmost to the northernmost points of Colombia. The selected images of buildings and landscapes, mostly composed of nightlife venues and transitory spaces, are transformed into nocturnal, haunting, and foggy vignettes, filled with neon lights.
Seemingly expectant and dormant, these active yet desolated spaces propose a Colombia in which very little population is left. No human is ever visible. For those inhabitants that remain, the only solution to fight the never ending fog - and the darkness that it brings - is by delineating their houses with lights of all sorts.
Like lighthouses in the dark, these buildings wait for the past to come back.
This video was created during the 2022 Dazibao Instagram Residency.
Projet Casa, Art POP: "At a distance - from between" Montréal, QC. September-October 2022
Ciel Variable "Retracer pour bâtir : voiler pour dévoiler", written by Edward Pérez-González