Transient

Following a year-long residency with the City of Austin, I began to focus more on social practice and connecting with individuals outside the world of art. With “Transient” my 2019 solo show at Prizer Arts & Letters Gallery, I continued an exploration into issues related to immigration, belonging, communication and language. Utilizing sound installation, sculpture, and photography, the exhibition occurred during the 2019 East Austin Studio Tour, an annual event that draws thousands of visitors. The exhibit was a meditation into residential spaces, our relationship to them, and to each other. The work included audio recordings in different languages with speakers, many of them immigrants, discussing feelings of belonging. Staged in a converted house in a neighborhood undergoing gentrification, over 800 participants added personal reflections on where they lived and felt most at home

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