The project — a live/recorded/visual and cinematic installation — involves mapping and takes into consideration technological and social advancements namely, the post office, UPS, home delivery services, and tech services like Zoom and the Internet in general.
The work involves interactive, handmade maps — from La Paz, Baja California ( or Lower California) and from Los Angeles, California — Alta California (or Upper California). The maps will be unboxed, assembled, worked, and discussed live and recorded on Zoom. Other interviews might be conducted and edited into the final film. The film is in English, Ladino, and Spanish, with supertitles.
Some Materials include —
anthropological data – maps, texts, photographs
map of Southern California,map of Baja California,
easels, and sturdy vertical presentation devices
tape and wall hangings hardware,
Locations include —
UNESCO site cave paintings BCS, México
The piece focuses specifically on poets and artists and two cousins who explain their cities, regions and histories to one another. Using maps the other has made and sent from their country or region, family circuits are revealed, dating all the way back to the so-called conquest of Mexico by Cortes, and the intersecting attributes and history of manifest destiny across the face of the continent. The project involves the unboxing of the maps, the assembly of the maps, and ecoutrements, and the set up of the ways and means to express the wandering, the stuckness, the breakages, routes to home, routes to work, ways of contact with plague through the centuries, ancestral homelands, hiding, genocide, colonialism, colorism, privilege.