The Imbrication

The Imbrication

Imbrication

2008
single channel
video projection onto soil
11 min. loop
5ft x 6ft.
accompanied by
4 digital c-prints
20in. x 24in.

This work begins as a healing process, a transformative and embodied experience. The imagery projected onto the soil explores the notion of a conflicted and detached body, the body of an adoptee who is forced to constantly surpass the scope of her own detached and reattached history and reaffirm their body. The figure performs the act of authenticating the self. It mourns the loss of the imagined Latina self. The body and dirt are metaphors for transformation under conditions of immobility and deep disconnected heritage.

While exploring the transformative qualities found in soil; it’s intricate systems, working together, not easily identified by its parts, but known by its whole I began to see it for its transformative properties: as a caretaker of deep time; embodying death, birth and rebirth.