Buena Onda Collective

In 2019, Buena Onda (Camila a. morales & Dominika ksel) formed during a chance encounter in the chilly winter seas of Rockaway Beach. Quickly, we realized a shared love for the ocean and creating artworks that reframe our ecological imprint through technology, consciousness and community. Our artistic vision is guided via eco-centricity, integrating multi-species interaction & collaboration while using sustainable & reclaimed materials that manifest into dynamic and holistic community experiences. As immigrants coming from countries displaced by dictatorship, we connected on our activism, care and desire to integrate novel experiences that bring people and various sentient and non-sentient life forms together for the purpose of healing, shifting relationships and building new paradigms. Our practice examines the knowledge and systems of ecotechnologies and frameworks of ecosophy, queer ecology and deep listening. These ideas manifest in experiential public installations, sculptures, mixed-reality and workshops creating a future where under-represented communities have access to a social art practice that connects them with public spaces and their extended ecologies.

Dominika and Camila are educators who currently teach at NYU IDM, CUNY(New Media Arts & Entertainment Technology) and conduct free public workshops that bridge, ecology, open source DIY art making (3D modeling, mixed reality, machine learning, game design, sound & video production, coding, and circuit board design) with more analog techniques in printmaking, photography, sculpture & performance.

Feel free to reach out with questions, curiosities, or collaborations!

email: buenaondacollective@gmail.com 
Instagram: @buenaondacollective

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