“Far Away” is a multi-platform ( documentary shorts, fine art, interactive installations) project on poetry in Nicaragua. Participants include previous Vice President (and 2017 César Award winner) Sergio Ramirez.
BACKGROUND I am of Nicaraguan descent and began filming in Nicaragua during visits in Nov. 2013 and November 2015. I return to Nicaragua in February 2018 to complete filming.
Five wall size paintings of refugee land with audio activated projected arabic text on the floor and through the windows. The arabic is a poem on traveling across the Mediterranean sea, written by an anonymous Syrian refugee. Final show included a live performance with vocal artist Ami Yamasaki
Braille lights are projected when you walk up the stairs. The staircase is lined with canvasses of sewed braille that say” I am not telling you what to do but you have to do” which is a line from a narration by someone I met in Nicaragua. As you walk up the stairs, you activate the entire narrative, which discusses the role of American imperialism as creator of Central American poverty.
am not telling you what to do but you have to do”. Hand sewn canvass of this narration.
A show on memories as objects. When participants talk into one of the provided microphones, the visuals are impacted — and this impact is recorded and looped in the next visual rotation— creating a permanent mark. Participants can listen using earphones to the various tracks created
Many of my projection are made using my original software “APE” ( co-created with programmer Thomas Martinez)