Astro 2030 and Beyond – Mónica Alcázar-Duarte
Mónica will be joining us in the Glo Lounge via Zoom to discuss space travel, boundaries and the price of progress.
As well as the chance to see Mónica’s augmented reality installation, Astro 2030: Present Future, festival visitors will have the opportunity to join an informal conversation with Mónica, hear more about her work and ask their own questions.
“The New Colonists highlights the importance of whatever we explore beyond Earth, whatever is gained from these explorations, needs to be used not to “jump ship”, but for the benefit, preservation and development of our planet.”
Monica Alcazar-Duarte is a Mexican-British multi-disciplinary visual artist whose work acknowledges her indigenous heritage while exploring current ideals of progress. She embraces themes related to science and technology and their influence over society and the natural world. In her projects she mixes images and new technologies, such as Augmented Reality, to create multi-layered work, producing meaning through seemingly disconnected narratives. Alcazar-Duarte’s work confronts our obsession with speed and infinite growth on a planet crying out for us to slow down. Her work has been exhibited and collected throughout Europe, Mexico and the United States.
Saturday 27th August 11:00
Location: The Glo Lounge, The Eastgate, 1st Floor, The Eastgate Shopping Centre, 22 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1PA