Drawing from ethnographic video, news reels, and footage from the U.S occupation in Dominican Republic, I’m activating the crossroads by recontextualizing images to make sense of the black body’s experience on an island where freedom is constantly being negotiated, but never guaranteed. At the boundary there is waiting, there is also a dance through different forms of ritualistic state identification and vigilance that can open or close the opportunity for migration. With or without state permission, we are taking agency because freedom is accessed through the metaphysical that grants us liberation.

Virtual Caminos, 2016, Single channel video (color, sound), 8:15 mins