cerrando el circulo (2014)
cerrando el circulo (2012)
cerrando el circulo (2012-2014)
“Cerrando el Círculo (Closing the Circle)” is a multichannel audiovisual installation representing the closing of the cycle that my grandfather first started by moving from China to Panama back in 1922 and “ended” 90 years later when I went to China in 2012 and found the house where he was born. It consists of a 10 or 12 screen (10 or 12 monitor) display, arranged in the shape of a circle, where the images of each monitor are facing out, and the spectator will walk around the circle facing the monitors.
With this installation I wanted to touch subjects of life, pain, death and identity. Being always a foreigner, even in my hometown, I never felt connected to any place or culture. I was always everything and nothing at the same time. Now, after this experience, I am starting to finally understand who I am and where I come from. I just needed to close this circle to be able to start the next one.
Project partly funded by the Women’s Promotion Fund of the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany, 2013.