2 x 2
2 x 2 is a dream-like collection of immigrant biographies that is also the biography of a city from two time periods. After researching La Nacional’s archive, a 150 year-old benevolent society that has supported Spanish and Portuguese speaking Immigrant , I focused on its membership cards from 1868 to 1995. I paired female immigrants whose 2 x 2 pictures are missing with female immigrants currently living in NYC. They were asked to write a personal letter to one of the former members and reconstruct their identities while exploring their own by blending real and invented stories.
The work is shown in multiple formats such as sound, video, and installation of letters in space.
August 14th, 2019
239 W 14th St, NYC