I work with tactile objects that then become interactive elements, creating a sense of concurrent realities, and of actions having form.
Two month solo show The Wild Project. September 12-October 13th 2016 &November 22-December 21, 2016
When approached, a large projection of volcanos begins to disintegrate.
Simultaneously, illustrations of the poem The Drowned Horse appear on the opposite side of the room.
“Far Away, installation” demonstrates our propensity towards ownership and disruption.
In this installation, the disruption is represented by a volcano which we are effecting by our very presence. The volcano’s lava, in a sense, is the imagery of the poem —-The Drowned Horse by Pablo Antonio Cuandra which warned of US invasion of Nicaragua—spilling into the room. The imagery is also in physical form (drawings on paper) on the third wall of the space.
“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.
Residency at Governor’s Island. Autumn 2017
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
Two shows with Hitomi Honda
1. January 2018 Interactive visuals with pianist Hitomi Honda at the New York University PhD Waverly Labs for Music and Computing for AV showcase. Un-rehearsed improvisation with only the theme of allowing for mistakes (as in the title) and the non-stop mistakes of humanity. To explore the theme of ethnography, I show hand made drawings and Arabic refugee poetry, as well as a video of a starling murmuration.
2. Cornelias Street CafeAudio Activated projection using APE to Hitomi Honda’s piano; “Sound Traffic” 2018 show at Cornelia Street Cafe
Photos of Events using APE
April 2017 Projections
Line drawings responding to environmental audio, specifically the sounds emanating from the floor
Projections at the Pier 59 Gala, October, 2016
I’M NOT TELLING YOU WHAT TO DO, BUT YOU HAVE TO DO IT: Five month installation at Silent Barn, August 2015-January 2016
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.
THE PROBLEM OF MEMORY Solo show at Harvestworks. April 2015
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
2013, Mountain video projected on trees Ulster County, NY with Share
original software “APE” ( co-created with programmer Thomas Martinez)