Diego Salinas (@diegofunken)
Diego is a video designer and visual artist developing content for film, experiential events, installations and motion graphics. He has worked in different branches of art and design, with his work mainly oriented to the development of an experimental audiovisual language through a mix of video, light and sound. Aside from working as a visual artist, he also co-founded Funken.cl a design an interactive studio based in Santigo, Chile.
For those of you who may not know, “aluxes” are the Yucatan’s equivalent of leprechauns, elves, gnomes, trolls, faeries, and other names for wee, little, mischievous people, be they mythical, imaginative, legendary, or otherwise!
The Maya themselves would claim that the alux are the spirits of their ancestors, or the spirits of the land itself, and precede contact with Western civilization. Stories of aluxes live on, even in today’s high-tech society.