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Instagram Takeover: Monica Alcazar-Duarte

Monica Alcazar-Duarte shares her work into the way we read and integrate images and information on our Instagram news feed, July 2018.

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Originally from Mexico, Monica lives and works in the U.K. She studied Filmmaking, Performance Design and Documentary Photography.

Her photobook Your Photos could be used by drug dealers was acquired in 2014 for artist book collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Yale University Gallery and the Joan Flasch Collection at the Arts Institute of Chicago.

Hi! @monicalcazarduarte here, posting for a couple of days. ‘Ascension’ is currently exhibited at Les Recontres d’Arles as part of the New Discovery Award. If you are in Arles stop by! We are at Ground Control, number 23 in the exhibition map. The installation presents images of space researchers and scientific research centers across Europe with an Augmented Reality component. The images are accompanied by a sound environment including an interview with Frank White, philosopher and space theorist. The installation was curated by @michaeljohnsargeant . Suported by @mazmanian @derbyquad . The AR content was developed in collaboration with artist and animator Levan Tozashvili. • • • • #spaceexplorer #photography #travelgram #Mars #Moon #asteroids #installationart #installationartist #science+art #Earth #monicaalcazarduarte #photoworks_uk

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Hi! @monicalcazarduarte here, posting for a couple of days. ‘Ascension’ is currently exhibited at Les Recontres d’Arles as part of the New Discovery Award. If you are in Arles stop by! We are at Ground Control, number 23 in the exhibition map. The installation presents images of space researchers and scientific research centers across Europe with an Augmented Reality component. The images are accompanied by a sound environment including an interview with Frank White, philosopher and space theorist. The installation was curated by @michaeljohnsargeant . Suported by @mazmanian @derbyquad . The AR content was developed in collaboration with artist and animator Levan Tozashvili. The photograph is from the @europeanspaceagency in The Netherlands • • • • #spaceexplorer #photography #esa #nasa #space #europeanspaceagency #travelgram #Mars #Moon #asteroids #installationart #installationartist #science+art #Earth #monicaalcazarduarte #photoworks_uk #newdiscoveryaward

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In 2017, she obtained the Magnum Graduate Photographer Award and The Photographers’ Gallery Bar-Tur Photobook Award.

Monica’s last work Possible Landscapes is a reconciliation participatory project for young people in post-conflict countries.
To watch Monica’s TEDx Talk on Possible Landscapes click here. 

Good night! @monicaalcazarduarte here …This is my last post for the week and just wanted to say …To all women in Photography and the Arts who have pushed beyond the barriers: I salute you This photograph is part of the installation I have at the moment @rencontresarles as part of the New Discovery Award. It is called ‘Ascension’ and presents recent researchers and research facilities in Europe. It includes an interview with Frank White ..Just don’t forget to download the Ascension AR app available for both android and iOS systems . If you are in Arles stop by! . . . . #Earth #spaceexplorer #photography #photooftheday #imagesofimages #myfeatureshoot #everydayeurope #everydayuk #europeanspaceagency #instamood #featureshot #travelgram #Mars #Moon #installationart #installationartist #science+art #photoworks_uk #newdiscoveryaward #photoworks_uk #monicaalcazarduarte #womeninphotography #womeninphotographyinternational #photography

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Hi! @monicaalcazarduarte here…While showing my installations and book on space exploration, I have often been told that people thought the work was made by a man. As a Latin American woman who lives in Europe I love to be able to take my phone out of my pocket and show the AR component in the work. I would say that the majority of people find the App interesting, but I feel that many times what is even more surprising for them is that someone who looks and speaks like me is showing something so ‘technologically advanced’. I deeply appreciate this unexpected interaction with the audience. It almost feels like it adds an extra layer to the work. This is a very small phone-screen-recorded extract of one of five animations included in ‘The New Colonists’ photobook. The Augmented reality element of the book functions as a kind of technological portal, an extra layer that can only be accessed with the app devised for the project. The photobook was published by @thephotographersgallery and @bemojake Designed by @ramon.pez Produced by @mcquaidphoto The animations were made in collaboration with artist and animator Levan Tozashvilli. The AR App was designed by Paul Ferragut. The book includes a text by #MarekKukula. Supported by @barturphotobook_award • • • • #everydayeverywhere #spaceexplorer #documentaryphotography #imagesofimages #travelgram #spaceexplorer #Mars #installationart #installationartist #science+art #earth #meadfellowship #monicaalcazarduarte #photoworks_uk

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