My family's photo albums offer a chance for reclamation after generations of displacement continue to bury histories that are not accounted for within the colonial archives of the Dominican Republic. How can we account for what gets buried after migration, and nurture the seeds that we still carry? “Se Me Olvida / Para Reclamar” is a set of 2 photo sculptures that revisit the family photo album to explore new ways of cataloging personal memory alongside land histories. The pieces here are part of an ongoing inquiry into photography’s role within archeology and the explorer’s imagination.
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Se Me Olvida / Para Reclamar, 2019. Soil, digital inkjet prints, storage bags. Dimensions variable