Selected images from projects
WELCOME THE STRANGER: A project for social engagement
Lublin, Poland, 2019
At the Old Well, located in the bus depot in Lublin, Poland, in what was once the Jewish quarter of the city, now obliterated. Using sound score (composer: Jimmy Harry); texts drawn from exiled poets and persons seeking asylum world-wide-- the Old Well is re-purposed in its original role to bring people together, to welcome the stranger. In addition to the Old Well, the project features 3 water stations, representing long-gone wells, designed to contain a water pail, and inscribed with text collected from persons across the globe struggling to attain asylum.
VISUALIZING LANGUAGE: OAXACA IN L.A.
Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in LA (2017-2018) was a collaborative project created for the Los Angeles Public Library, featuring a counter-narrative mural on California indigenous history created by the artist collective Tlacolulokos (Dario Canul and Cosijoesa Cernas) and a robust season of public programs at the Central Library and at branch libraries throught Los Angeles.
Commissioned by the Getty as part of their Pacific Standard Time LA/LA initiative.
Team: Louise Steinman, Project Team Leader; Maureen Moore, Project Executive Director; Xochitl Flores-Marcial, consultant; Imani Harris, grants/development; David Shook; Catalogue editor; Amanda de la Garza, project curator; Yolanda Cruz, filmmaker; Yolanda Cruz, documentary filmmaker.