Immersive art installation combines virtual reality, vibrating wearable devices
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'Transeuntis Mundi' reflects millennial human migrations, urban sounds

NEW YORK - eMusicWire -- This March, a South American artistic duo will present a multimedia art installation tackling human migration through a virtual reality art experience at two separate events.

Human history meets the future of art in the installation created by Brazilian musician and transmedia artist Cândida Borges and her partner Gabriel Mario Vélez, Colombian visual artist. Their installation, titled "Transeuntis Mundi," will be on display March 6 at the "Music and Migration" conference and exposition at Columbia University's Center for Ethnomusicology (2960 Broadway in Upper Manhattan, at Dodge Hall 621) from 3 to 6 p.m.

The exhibit will then move from Manhattan to Astoria, Queens, where it will be installed at the Music:Not Impossible (M:NI) concert at the Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave.) March 7 from 7 to 11 p.m.

At the museum, several global avant-garde artists will debut work combining technology and art commissioned by the M:NI project, a platform that develops wearable hardware technologies that translate sound onto the skin through vibration, allowing users to feel sound waves. Inspired by the deaf community, the inclusive technology provides all users with a unique and nuanced sound experience.

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Transeuntis Mundi will present a transmedia piece combining wearable devices with virtual reality, projections and 3D sound to capture the sounds and visual memories of people, cultures and cities, generating an archive of human cultural heritage while sharing the stories of millennial passersby crossing the world. The exhibit evokes the power of ancestry, identity and legacy.

The project was created by Borges and Vélez, Latin artists who consider their migrational experience and cultural backgrounds the inspiration for their artistic work about human diversity and migration.

With the support of M:NI, Borges and Vélez developed two special compositions for this project, which will debut at the event.

The Transeuntis Mundi project was launched in September of 2019 in Colombia at the International Festival of Books and Culture and has since been installed at events in London, New York and Miami. More than 3,000 visitors have experienced the installation since its launch.

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View a video about the project at .

To register for M:NI, go to View details about the project at

Learn more about Transeuntis Mundi and access photos from previous installations at Follow the project on Facebook at and on Instagram at

For more information about the artists, go to and

Agatha Samudio

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