Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tropical Malaise: Prologue | Domingo Castillo

Tropical Malaise: Prologue is a short film examining life on earth 500 million years in the future, post-human existence. As a vision for the impacts of climate change, the film will present a hyper-produced, high definition proposal of the landscape of South Florida. Using the logic of architectural renderings used to pitch new luxury development, the imagery in the film is created through cutting-edge rendering technology used by leading architectural firms around the world. Through this specific aesthetic, the film invites a similar sense of reified reality, where what is presented becomes reality, and crucially, fulfills that expectation. In addition to the film screening at the WallCast in Soundscape Park of the New World Symphony of Miami Beach, designed by world-class architect Frank Gehry, Castillo will present related dialoged-based programming in collaboration with various Miami-based institutions.

Domingo Castillo is a human being. In 2010 he co-founded the end / SPRING BREAK, a nomadic artist-run project space in Miami, FL with Patricia Margarita Hernandez with major contributions by Cristina Farah and Kathryn Marks. In 2013 he co-founded the gallery Noguchi Breton (F.K.A. Versace Versace Versace F.K.A. Guccivuitton) with Loriel Beltran and Aramis Gutierrez, in 2015 they were joined by Jonathan Gonzalez and together co-founded the design agency, Giovanni Beltran. In 2016 he co-founded PDP | PLP, a transdisciplinary think tank with Alan Gutierrez, Patricia Margarita Hernandez, and Natalia Zuluaga.

Tropical Malaise: Prologue
HD Video
New World Symphony WallCast
500 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

5-7 Min TRT

Continuing a trajectory of contemporary artists’ radical engagement with ecology and environmentalism, Art in Public Places of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the University of Miami School of Communication are pleased to announce SEA LEVEL RISE, a series of site-specific temporary public art interventions exploring the topic of rising seas and its impact in South Florida. Located at scattered sites throughout Miami-Dade County and ranging from installations to film screenings to event-based interventions, artworks will take place throughout a year of programming launching in April of 2017.

In an effort to bring broader awareness to the topic, each artist has been paired with a student(s) from the University of Miami School of Communication to produce a short documentary video on each project as part of their class curriculum. Support for SEA LEVEL RISE is provided by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Art in Public Places is a program of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs responsible for the commission and purchase of artworks by contemporary artists in all media. One of the first public art programs in the country, Miami-Dade Art in Public Places was established in 1973 with the passage of an ordinance allocating 1.5% of construction cost of new county buildings for the purchase or commission of artworks, educational programs and collection maintenance. The Art Trust Fund is administered by a County Commission-appointed citizens? board, the Art in Public Places Trust, in consultation with its Professional Advisory Committee. For more information about the Art in Public Places Program and the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, please go to www.miamidadepublicart.org and www.miamidadearts.org.

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in any Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs program or meeting, please contact Francine Andersen 305-375-4634 FRAN@miamidade.gov five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)


Oct 05 2017


8:00 am - 10:00 pm


New World Symphony WallCast
500 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139