Virgin of Angustias is an installation and performance inspired by the rose windows from the Virgin of Angustias church in Spain.
InRivers Gallery invited Vainica Project [Leonor Torres & Teresa Cacho] to have an exhibition in their space in Brooklyn, New York. The installation is based on the common experiences of home. A typical memory from our childhood, visiting church with family, a 'sacred space' where the natural light streams through rose windows.
Our goal was to recreate that experience through the digital language that is more native to us nowadays. We mapped the window and duplicated its shape in wood at the gallery. We replicated the light rays using wool and black fluorescent, and rendered digitally the portrait of the Virgin of Angustias, creating an immersive experience.
The show opened with an event in which we performed live music and video consisting on renders of the Virgin of Angustias. The footage also integrated the original plans and design process, creating a geometric architecture in motion.