ANA CAROLINA ESTARITA Animation/Installation/MixedReality
 The Proto-Floto is a primordial protozoan blob that transports life beyond our universe. It is a flowing, cilia-covered, single-cellular organism that functions as a literal and metaphoric wormhole, burrowing a passageway and shortcut through the space-time continuum. The Proto-Floto is a fickle and “flam-buoyant” creature, with vibrant colors and imagery shifting on its outer “skin,” much like a chameleon. The microscopic organisms magnified on its surface were collected from Lower Arroyo Park in Pasadena. The Proto-Floto has been observed “swallowing” human passengers through its mouth-like tunnel entrance, only to release them after a kaleidoscopic, time and space-warping excursion. Those who have entered and experienced the Proto-Floto wormhole emerge in a state of euphoric bliss, caused by an escape from contemporary conflicts on Earth. A massive collaborative effort lead by Lisa Mann - Cecilia Hua - Tonia Belgari - Crystal Jow - Andrea Cao - Zoey Lin - Evan Tedlock - Emma Wood - Emilia Yang Exhibitions - Art Night: Pasadena | March 2017 | The Armory Center for the Arts | Pasadena | California - Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live 3 | April 2017 | University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts | Los Angeles | California
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