(Fairgrounds) | Letters to Home, Pt. 1
In “Letters to Home”, two short films are projected onto a tiny house in-between construction and collapse. The main film is projected onto the back wall of the home’s interior, which visually references the church of Solentiname, Nicaragua––a historic utopian site pivotal to the country’s revolutionary movement. Driven by poetic narration, the film unfolds as “letters” addressed to family in Louisiana. The letters are both intimate and socially conscious, regarding familial love, migration, identity, addiction and accountability, loss and grief. Visual imagery includes intimate exchanges with family, daily snapshots, appropriation of archives, and filmic abstraction. The exterior features a silent loop of the artist’s mother cooking a traditional Nicaraguan dish. Altogether, the installation presents notions of home as shaped by, and in conflict with, The Dream.