During May I visited Casa Marianella to begin the documentary filming and had the honor of interviewing the staff and many of the refugees that reside at this fantastic facility.
In August, I will be visiting CAFEMIN in Mexico City and will be interviewing refugees there with founder Sister Magdalena Silva.
July 15th 2021-August 15th 2021
—– GALLERY WINDOW. “The Man from Eritrea”
24 hour a day projection of narration from a refugee from Eritrea
To be shown at EV Gallery on July 15th 2021-August 15th 2021
November 1 2021– December 1 2021
To be shown at EV Gallery on November 1 2021– December 1 2021
1: interactive/motion-activated projection of poems on border wall paintings (10×12 or 9×12; 7 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 wall will generate a 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:
shadow in duststorms/ 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
2. A motion-activated projection appears on paintings of women and men carrying children. The projection is words of welcome
3. As you walk along a blank wall, large projections of the US/Mexico Border Wall appear alongside you. But the wall disintegrates with any opposite motion (ie: a sweep of your arm in the opposite direction)
installed December 2021
Valentine’s show I produced with Mercedes Gallego and Angel Moreno :