Entre el Amor y la Distancia

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“Para ti con Cariño”, fts. Entre el Amor y la Distancia

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“Con Destino a los Estados Unidos”, fts. Entre el Amor y la Distancia

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“Todo Tiempo Pasado Fue Mejor”, fts. Entre el Amor y la Distancia

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“I’ve Almost Forgotten…”, fts. Entre el Amor y la Distancia

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“Siempre Quieria ir con Ella”, fts. Entre el Amor y la Distancia

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“Me Siento Diferente”, fts. Entre el Amor y la Distancia

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“Se que Somos Fuertes”, fts. Entre el Amor y la Distancia

This series of work is based off of my experience as a daughter of immigrants, and how that, paired with growing up without much of my extended family, has affected my views on love. Because of my parents migration to the United States I have not had time with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. Due to this, I believe that the idea of love has become abstracted. I love people that exist miles away, never physically close to me.

These photos are from my family archive, and the text comes from the backs of photographs, interviews, and words that exist on my memory. I have paired both photos and text in an attempt to recreate the past; my past, the past the existed before me, before my parents migration to this country and the life they then lead together.

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Abuela/Mami/Yo

"Te Quiero", fts. Abuela/Mami/Yo

"Besos", fts. Abuela/Mami/Yo

"Vasito/Besito", fts. Abuela/Mami/Yo

"Mapa", fts. Abuela/Mami/Yo

"Última Nota", fts. Abuela/Mami/Yo

This series is about attempting to bridge the connection that physically exists between my grandmother and I. She lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and after discovering that she was not my biological grandmother, I felt the need to try and reach out to her more than before. With this series I am attempting to fill the emptiness of my grandmothers physical presence in my life by looking for it in my mother.

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Herencia

This is a video I made using wordplay to contrast the different meanings of the word inheritance. To some it may mean money, or property, but to me, it is their features that my parents leave behind for my brother and I.

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"Kimberly", fts. Cosas

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"Rosario", fts. Cosas

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"Inmunización", fts. Cosas

"Pelo", fts. Cosas

Series based on the loose history of my parents. The photographs and objects, presented as diptychs, are cosas both personal, religious, or cultural, that have been brought over with their migration to this country. With this work, I not only preserve their history, but my own as well.

Cosas

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Homenaje

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"Papá", fts. Homenaje

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"Hermano", fts. Homenaje

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"Mamá", fts. Homenaje

Series based on members of my family. Each Shadowbox contains different items (from cultural, religious, and personal ones) that pertain specifically to each member of my family; my father, my brother, and my mother.

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