The installation México Mágico creates surreal soundscapes from different Mexican forest habitats to immerse visitors in a unique, ethereal, imaginative auditory experience, transporting them to an alternative reality. The installation is multidimensional and changes depending on where you walk. The installation ran at Kew Wakehurst, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew for several months in 2022 and was played at the Hay Festival in Mexico
.It consists of a realistic 3D recreation of these ecosystems, imaginary elements synthesized from field recordings, ultrasonic sounds such as bats pitched down into human hearing and cultural elements all from the conservation region.
México Mágico is connected to Kew’s research programme led by scientists Dr Tiziana Ulian and Michael Way in collaboration with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and NGO Pronatura Veracruz aiming to protect, conserve and enhance Mexican forests’ natural capital.
A Scientific and artistis document can be downloaded here