“Cruces” is a multimedia installation depicting immigrants’ conditions through landscapes, Latinx communities, and borderlands. Made during the last two years, the work is a multivocal ethnography of immigrants with varying legal statuses, countries of origin and stages in their journey.
The fieldwork for this project was made in three major immigration-related settings: cities along the US East Coast, US-Mexico borderlands, and the southern Mexico states. The project explores the ideas of citizenship of immigrants once settled, the relations on borders and immigrants’ hazardous experiences, and the operation of the so-called “expanded borders” in Mexico.
This project started as an artist residency in the Flower City Arts Center in Rochester, NY, in 2018, and evolved to become my MFA thesis at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the basis for my PhD dissertation at UT Austin.
Images coming soon.