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Magic in the Desert

a VR/MR Immersive Experience

Magic in the Desert is a virtual exploration of the complicated history of Argentina’s attempt to form its national identity on the extermination of the Indigenous people during the rise of physical anthropology and racial science in the mid 19th and early 20th centuries. At the center of this unfolding drama is the story of Cacique (Chief) Inacayal who was held with his family, displayed and later died in captivity as a part of Buenos Aires’ Museo de la Plata’s anthropological collection.

Cacique Antonio Modesto Inacayal

Cacique Antonio Modesto Inacayal

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Photo by Alejandro Arca

Photo by Alejandro Arca

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Photo by Carri

Photo by Carri

Cultrun on alter. Photo by Cristina Kotz Cornejo

Cultrun on alter. Photo by Cristina Kotz Cornejo

In collaboration with Anya Belkina & Maria Rosa “Carri” Carripilún.