Urban Universes, 2021
Coral Gables City Hall
Cuban-born, Miami-based artist Carlos Estévez will debut his first technology-based artwork at Illuminate Coral Gables. Based on Estévez’s paintings and sculptures, this new projection mapped immersive work will be cast on the entire surface of the historic Coral Gables City Hall building. The artist’s previous work seems to capture a moment of time but for this new commission, Estévez will work with a team of animators to develop the video content about people’s movement, interaction, and sense of community. He has always contemplated working in this way but due to costs and need for technical support has waited for a moment like this. We are proud to be presenting this work every evening for the month-long exhibition period.
In tandem with the video mapped projection piece, Estévez is creating an educational tool and interactive artwork with our educational partners Florida International University Art & Art History Department and the Miami Dade County Public Schools. Through a demonstration video, art teacher workshops and in personal lessons, Estévez hopes to inspire and help the children and their families in the district make kites that are based on identity, self-portraiture, and inclusivity.