Alum at Central American Contemporary Art Biennial in Panama
This past February, Eduardo Lytton (ITP ’09) had the honor of being one of six artists representing El Salvador at the Central American Contemporary Art Biennial in Panama (BAVIC 8) with his project The Altar to Our Lady of the Shining Silver Sun. The Altar to Our Lady of the Shining Silver Sun is a large-scale video installation that combines Latin American traditions with technology. It’s an interactive altar that explores the line between mysticism and losing touch with reality. It holds testimonials of strange and powerful visions in the form of retablos, colorful votives often seen in Latin American churches that mix painting and text to show gratitude for moments of divine intervention or miracles. The retablos and the collection of small personal items on the shelf that complement them are offerings on the theme of “visions” and/or psychotic disorders that become animated as one approaches the altar, presenting an environment where the perception of real and the unreal starts to stretch and rip apart. The Altar to Our Lady of the Shining Silver Sun /El altar a la Señora e la Luz del Sol Plateado was previously shown at MOD: Monitor Digital, a digital /interactive art festival in GuadalajaraIa (September 2012) and at the Selección Promerica show in MARTE in El Salvador (April of 2012).