Re:Construcción

Re: Construcción is an interactive multimedia exhibit. The work focuses on the legacy and impact of the Salvadoran Civil War as well as contemporary themes: transnational identity, intergenerational knowledge, and the societal effects of conflict. The exhibit is a transnational collaboration between individual artists, collectives, and community organizations that work with Salvadorans in the United States and El Salvador.

 

The project has toured across the United States and El Salvador for the last year. During that tour the work was exhibited in Long Island and Brooklyn, New York; Washington D.C.; Silver Springs, Maryland; Los Angeles, California; Santa Ana and San Salvador, El Salvador. To see photos from the tour, scroll down.

 

To learn more, scroll down.



 

Our Collaborators:

The Fire Theory

Virgin Contemporary

BUFU

The Consulate of El Salvador in Long Island

Mayday Space

Latin American Youth Center

Casa Ruby

The Consulate of El Salvador in Silver Spring, MD

La Casa Solidaria del Sur

Asociación Pro-Búsqueda

Committee of Relatives of Victims of Human Rights Violations (CODEFAM)

 

Our Team:

Sayre Quevedo, Luna Gallegos Olavarria, Amber Vanterpool, Julie Broad.

Exhibited artists:

Danny Zavaleta

Mauricio Esquivel

Melissa Guevara

Oscar Diaz

Veronica Vides

Carmen Elena Trigueros

Patricio Majano

Fred Ramos

Jose Cabezas

Media

We are Mitu
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Remezcla
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TeleSur English
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Artishock
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Revista Factum
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Las Mesas

Las Mesas are an interactive multimedia documentary art work. They are a contribution to Re:Construcción. Six tables tells the story of an individual or family whose life was changed because of the Salvadoran Civil War. 

 

Each table contains numbered household objects and photographs. Those numbers corresponds to a piece of audio interview or ambient sound. Viewers are guided through the interviewee’s stories by mp3 players. Their stories can be listened to linearly or the viewer can pick and choose which object they want to listen to. 

Las Mesas were produced with the help of Luna Olivera Gallegos, Julie Broad, and Amber Vanterpool.

A photograph from the table of Sandra and Carlos Osorio. Click the arrow to listen. English translation.

Artists

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'US' with BUFU

Artist talk by Sayre Quevedo, "Making History Personal" was presented in collaboration with BUFU as a part of their month-long series of programming around building and sustaining collective solidarity. BUFU is collaborative living archive centered around (pan)Black and (pan)Asian cultural and political relationships.