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 toured across the United States and El Salvador between 2017 and 2019. 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.
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The Consulate of El Salvador in Long Island
The Consulate of El Salvador in Silver Spring, MD
Sayre Quevedo, Luna Gallegos Olavarria, Amber Vanterpool, Julie Broad.
Carmen Elena Trigueros
We are Mitu
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.
'US' with BUFU
My artist talk, "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.