Quetzalcoatl, 2012
Computer, custom software, Internet

Quetzalcoatl is and Internet-based work comprised by several dynamic projects. Each project evokes in a contemporary way the ancient experience of a ubiquitous but discernible god known by the Aztecs as Quetzalcoatl. Historical and cultural symbols are mixed with present-day signs and elements generated on realtime: changing tweets, instant news, stock market quotes, and so on.

Merhi programmed a wide range of applications in order to retrieve information from Twitter, CNN, Wall Street, Google Images, and NASA, among other realtime data. This aspect of the work engages people to perceive the past and the present as a unified construction. The navigation is simple and intuitive. One line of text puts you in the next page.

Quetzalcoatl was commissioned by Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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