I am in Niagara

”Ah, how beautiful! We must photograph it!’ you are already close to the view of the person who thinks that everything that is not photographed is lost, as if it had never existed, and that therefore, in order really to live, you must photograph as much as you can, and to photograph as much as you can you must either live in the most photographable way possible, or else consider photographable every moment of your life. The first course leads to stupidity; the second to madness.” (Calvino,1983)

I Am In Niagara from Angelica Piedrahita on Vimeo.

I am in Niagara is an installation work that invites to enter into an space that recreates the experience of visiting Niagara Falls through tourist images and videos that has been published on Internet. The pieces consists in a huge collage of around 1300 images and some audio archives from videos that tourist had published. This artwork invites the viewer to dive into an intimate and absorbed place that recreates the experience of knowing a place by the information we find on Internet.