Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival
Exhibition Design, Fine Art, Digital Collage

Biochromatic is a collaborative project with Essentials Creative which exhibited at the Instituto Cultural de Mexico in San Antonio, Texas in November 2017. Biochromatic examines the limitations and exploitations of human perception. Photography, print, projection, and installation are utilized to explore uncommon arrangements of light, such as those found in the fringes of the natural world or on the edges of the human visible spectrum. These media are combined to reproduce the sensations one cannot directly experience, just as observational instruments require translation to explain such phenomena. 

In a second sense, Essentials subverts the pastoral narrative of natural discovery by presupposing the entrance of mass media. The eye is able to absorb an almost constant onslaught of information; but for all its abilities, modern media technology devalues and erodes this task of prehistoric survival. Advertorial predation on the sublime, and the relentless hypermedia that follows, is used to confront the resting state of perception. ​​​​​​​
Essentials Members
Sixto Zavala - Exhibition Design @sjzavala
Misa Yamamoto - Graphic Design @misaeatsyourface
Fabian Villa - Photography & Art Direction @fabianvillain
Steven Casanova - Lighting & Video @snapnsteve
Adrian Orozco - Publicist & Sound Design @considerable_cloudiness

Essentials Collaborators
Andrew Anderson - Technical Director & Preparator  
Mary Stewart - Stylist @veryfairymary
Krithika Reddy - Muse @bigkritss
Sharmeen Anjum - Muse @sharmeenanjum
Duyen Pham - Hairstylist @duyenphamhair
Crystal N’Cole Lopez - Makeup Artist @crystalmagic777
Golden Bones - Wardrobe @shopgolden_bones
Josue Hart - Muse @asapparasite
Alice Geaccone - Fashion Designer @witchxxdoctor
Manuel Rubio - Muse @mr.manwell
Jalen Howard - Stylist @jalenvegas
Ryan McKnight - Sound Design @mate_spawn_die
Joe Vega - Sound Design @jeouxfresh
Annaleesa Wissinger - Muse @annaleesawissinger
Arianna Wissinger - Muse @ariannawissinger
Nina Hawkins - Videographer @ninanhawkins
Fabian Alejandro Diaz - Headpiece Design @fridasson44
Josephine Pearl Lee - Muse @princessgollum
Johnathan Dru Acosta - Muse & Stylist @prince.andru
Omar Cisneros - Fashion Designer
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