Border Wall installation to be shown Fall 2021 in “and also with you”
PART ONE: Interactive/motion-activated projection, poems, and paintings (10×12 or 9×12, oil on wood panels) of the US/Mexico border wall.
From Dec 2018 until September 2019, seven children died after being separated from their parents and taken into US immigration custody.
Movement in front of 7 oil paintings of the border will generate a video projection of a poem, one line over each painting
Here is one of the poems I wrote that will be projected, one line on 7 paintings: shadows in this dust storm/ calling each other’s names / I no longer feel the world /my hands have gone with you /your father and I move room to room /the sounds outside come in as flames /god of my heart sleep while I hold you
As you walk along a blank wall, large projections of a the US/Mexico Border Wall appears along side you.
But the wall disintegrates with any opposite motion (ie: a sweep of your arm in the opposite direction) or after ten minutes.
March 2019 Kiryoku (inner strength, willpower) Experimental Intermedia 224 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013 “Screen Compositions” ” My paintings, animation and video in collaboration with voice artist Ami Yamasaki and pianist Hitomi Honda.(note: the first minute is audio in blackness)