|labels from Donnis Doyle, Janet Avery, Debbi Brody,|
and so many others.
Here the list of collaborators gets really tricky. Victoria Pierce found these spools at a junk store and together we realized how they could be added to the installation. Orlando Alandia placed labels on the wall, creating a confetti effect. Melissa Bastos and Ronny Khalil made a video of the art+activism day in December 2013 that was achieved with the help of Rebecca Peterson, Joy Wesson, and the many who stopped by and allowed us to clip the labels out of their clothes.
THE MATRIX will be rolled out again, after having shown in Albuquerque, Pozos and Antigua. It's an interactive grid that invites visitors to write their tributes to a mother or someone who has been a mother figure in their lives.
|This young woman wrote to thank her mom for bringing|
her to Antigua to celebrate her Quinceañera.
Without their poems, letters, sweet words, there would be no piece here to show. Most definitely it is a collaborative work.
This collaboration requires another post, so I'll write part 2 in a couple of days. For now, tomorrow is the exhibition opening, and I look forward to the celebration with so many collaborators!