FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 from 7:30 - 9:00 THE 21st ANNUAL OWL PROWL HOSTED BY THE WEIR PRESERVE AND WEIR FARM NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE AND LED BY FRANK GALLO OF THE CONNECTICUT AUDOBON SOCIETY! FREE SHUTTLE FROM BRANCHVILLE SCHOOL.
We hope you will attend her presentation at the Wilton Library Monday, December 9 at 6:00.
In my work I seek to disrupt the politically useful binary of the “good immigrant” versus the “bad immigrant”. Through photography I explore the dimensions of immigrant experience, to show a complexity of networks, families, and individuals impossible to filter through values of "good" and "bad". Central to this aim is a will to understand how immigrants see themselves, asking subjects: “What is important to you?” “What words do you use to identify yourself?” and “What are your hopes for the future?” My work has led me away from traditional documentary photography approaches to immigration; away from the tropes of border crossings, days picking fruit, and early mornings outside Home Depot. Instead, I focus on how everyday moments build identity. The Weir Farm Residency will provide me with the time and facilities to further explore this concept. I hope to experiment with different ways of creating an intimate space that challenges the viewer’s understanding of immigration. By experimenting with sound from recorded interviews, I hope to add a sensorial element to understanding immigrant identity. At the end of the residency, my goal is to have an installation that leaves the viewer thinking of immigrant life beyond the context of “good” and “bad”, instead appreciating the everyday roles they play as friends, neighbors, and peers
UPCOMING ARTISTS AND THEIR WILTON LIBRARY PRESENTATIONS
MARY ELLEN HACKET JANUARY 27
ERNEST LOPEZ FEBRUARY 24
ELIZABETH LAZEREN MARCH 24
LAYLAL LUNA APRIL 21
Weir Farm Art Center 735 Nod Hill Road Wilton, CT 06897