The Man from Eritrea
EV GALLERY 621 East 11th St New York, NY 10009. July 16th 2021-August 13th 2021
Interactive projections, paintings, and scrolling projections of a word-for-word conversation I had with Dawit Kahsay as he described his travels from Eritrea Africa to Texas.
Scrolling projection plays throughout the night, every night, 7 PM — 7AM. Physical paintings and motion-activated animations (which describe his journey) surround the scrolling projection.
In May I visited Casa Marianella a shelter for refugees in Austin Texas, where I interviewed several of the residents. Here is where I met Dawit Kahsay, a refugee from Eritrea, who was the inspiration for this piece.
Dawit did not want his image recorded, so just the words he said are projected in the gallery window. his voice can be heard through headphones. In binded books,his narration is provided as written text.download: narration Dawit Kahsay.
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