On December 19, Miami International Airport
hosted Miami-based artist Felice Grodin for a presentation open to passengers to discuss IM/Movable Assets, her exhibit near gate D31 that employs augmented reality (AR) technology to explore what a travel experience at MIA may be like after 500 years of climate change. After Grodin discussed her process and concept for the exhibit, attendees had the opportunity to interact with the art via iOS devices.
As a development of Grodins previous speculation about a not-so-distant future affected by climate change, IM/Movable Assets is an immersive site-specific work that virtually interacts with the airports permanent architecture, altering the way passengers perceive their surroundings and speculate the future of travel. In IM/Movable Assets, Grodin continues to highlight the transformative and unstable state of our ecosystem and explores the evolution of travel as our planet changes.
Grodin developed IM/Movable Assets in partnership with MIAs Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs and Jennifer Inacio, PAMM Assistant Curator. The exhibits video component was created in collaboration with AdrienneRose Gionta, and the AR digital works were produced by Cuseum.
We are proud to partner with Felice Grodin on this innovative approach to illustrating and communicating how climate change may affect the future of air travel, said Lester Sola, MIA Director and CEO. Our hope is that the exhibits use of augmented reality helps to engage passengers and raise awareness for this important topic.
Grodin focuses on the speculative integration of art by modeling present conditions and creating meaningful imprints upon them. She was recently featured in the exhibition Felice Grodin: Invasive Species at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), which mediates a future ecosystem through the lens of augmented reality. She is a member of the collaborative A.S.T. (Alliance of the Southern Triangle), which explores artistic and cultural possibilities reimagined in an era of climate change and political volatility. She has also contributed essays to various publications including The Miami Rail. Felice obtained her Bachelor of Architecture from Tulane University, where her thesis was a recipient of the Thomas J. Lupo Award for Metropolitan Studies, and also earned a Master of Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University.