COLLŎQUĬUM [COLLOQUIUM], COLLOQUII
CONVERSATION, DIALOGUE, MEETING
ŎCŬLUS [OCULUS], OCULI
EYE, ORGAN OF SIGHT
Collòculi derives from the fusion of the two terms and by combining the two meanings it becomes a metaphor for the artist’s vision. Collòculi is an immersive, multimedia interactive art installation in the shape of a Giant Eye made of recycled aluminum, recycling symbolizing environmental rebirth.
COLLÒCULI > We Are Art
For her video art installation We Are Art she selected 4 of them who shared their personal accounts about how they overcame adversities such as bullying, racial discrimination, blindness, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual discrimination and crime. Their intimate revelations were transformed through Annalaura’s artistic interpretation by blending their stories with the language of photography, digital video art, sound design and sensory interaction stimulating a spiritual awareness of the value of every human being... no matter who they are or what misfortune they may have faced in life. The narrative has been integrated into the Giant Eye and projected through the Pupil allowing the viewer in the gallery, through virtual technology, to actually interact and become part of the installation. Thus, with each individual viewing “Collòculi” undergoes transformation as the artist, the art and its protagonists and the viewer become one... We Are Art!
We Are Art Through the Eyes of Annalaura
The creative process is narrated in the documentary We Are Art Through the Eyes of Annalaura directed by the same artist. We Are Art Through the Eyes of Annalaura obtained the support of Italian Minister of Culture (MiC), of Campania Film Commission of the Banco di Napoli Foundation and of Luca de Magistris Private Banker Fideuram.
*For the assembly of recycled aluminum* scraps Annalaura di Luggo included several young adults who faced big difficulties in life.