Memories of A Lifetime

Panama Narratives II: Memories of a Lifetime

2021

Single Channel Video/Installation, 9:23 min.

Memories of a Lifetime is the 2nd part of a 3 part experimental short video series about the Panama Canal Zone. Memories of a Lifetime explores the false narrative of a utopian society in Central America created by the US military presence and the Americans who used to live there. Indigenous cosmology gestures and my own graphic glitches attempt to interrogate the inaccurate utopian vision about the Panama Canal Zone depicted on Facebook. This work seeks to challenge colonial narratives imposed on my latinx identity and speak to my personal experience as a person of color living on a military base and culture that devalues people of color, by exoticizing them or exploiting their labor.