Bateyes II

Museo Del Barrio | 1230 5th Ave.

By Yasmin Hernandez

 

Bateyes II AR project features El Museo Del Barrio front yard as one of the spaces where during the summer the Latino community gathers to enjoy of monthly family outdoors events .

For this project the artist uses augmented reality to digitally recreate a Taino ceremonial plaza (commonly known as batey) over this contemporary urban courtyard. Bateyes II will reveal to the viewer aspects of the cultural heritage of El Barrio’s community, as well as the architectural and planning heritage that informed the layout of our communities and public spaces over time and how we still use these today. According to the artist, this project aims at encourage viewers to consider the following questions: How do spaces carry ancestral memories?

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