FANTASY ISLAND

Fantasy Island

A multimedia installation reflecting upon the debt crisis in Puerto Rico and the impact of urban development. 

AS220 Project Space, 93 Mathewson St. Providence, RI 02903

June 2017 // Opening: Sat, June 3rd   5-7pm // Closing: Thurs, June 22nd 5-7pm

FANTASY ISLAND is an experience that -through satire- explores how tourism and consumer culture sell a “fantastical” luxury lifestyle, a tropical paradise twisting crisis into “opportunity”. What is the cost of this amidst a debt crisis with profound implications on an island of 3.5 million U.S. citizens? Who’s future are we serving?

  • Real Estate Office Installation
  • Series of animated gifs
  • “Puerto Rico” Neon sign of font/logo from the Compañía de Turismo de Puerto Rico
  • Altar to Nana Buruku / Sain Anne
  • Performances:

Performance of “Los silencios de Santurce” on Opening event, by Huáscar Robles

Performance of “La jíbara bruja” on Closing event, by Shey Rivera Ríos.

FANTASY ISLAND animated gifs // Tumblr

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