From the series Bogue, TUPAMARAS –
Santiago Echeverry, Tampa, Florida 2020
The House of Tupamaras is a group of Voguing performers based in Bogota, Colombia. They are professionally trained dancers that chose to break from the norm and explore the queerness of their bodies and their everyday self-expressions to turn their art form into a political tool, questioning the double standards of Colombian society.
The series of volumetric portraits, that isolate spatially the dancers and create a baroque-like atmosphere, are captured in real time with the Kinect sensor, using custom Java code in Processing 3.0, written by the artist. Photoshop is used for color correction and sizing purposes, without any additional filters.