Gabriel Esteban Molina uses the limitless possibilities of digital image manipulation to tell affecting, contemplative stories. The artist grew up and works in amiskwacîwâskahikan. His newest exhibition, entitled Memory Palace, is on now until December 17 at Latitude 53 in Edmonton.
The work paints a nostalgic window of Molina’s family home through his unique lens, using 360-degree video overlaid with vernacular phone recordings. The process involves toying with and manipulating images in order to push the boundaries between what is actual physical space and what is imagined. Memory Palace is a sumptuous multimedia feast that even features pieces from the artist’s home, which has since been demolished.
Gabriel Esteban Molina dropped in to talk with Tony King on Thoroughfare: