Boats, bag. 2011.
Boats, bag. 2011.

Mobility and Art

 

 

 

 

Abstract


"This digital slide presentation investigates my art work within the context of the history of repopulation and depopulation of the island and the experience of massive displacement and dislocation. It contests exclusionary histories of one way male migration, proposing multi-directional and inclusive movements, where women and their intellectual and creative labor become full participants on discourses on mobility. This presentation explores images and artistic practices emerging from migratory experiences between the island and the American City, as well as from the dissolution of community and the reconstruction of culture in the floating societies. In addition, it considers images created as an attempt to surpass the effects of exile and inequality within the island and the continent."

 

 

 

"Southern Connecticut State University Women's Studies Program." The Twentieth Annual Women's Studies Conference. 2012. 26.

 

 

 

 

Spanish Caribbean: Liquid Identities

 

 

Book Chapter (Extract)

 

"Caribbean island culture is an amalgam of different languages, religions, and identities. Shared characteristics include the islands’ tropical geography, a long colonial history, and a rich ethnic variety, surrounded by a sea that simultaneously fragments and unites the space. The island that each Caribbean inhabits is part physical, part imaginary, (re)invented throughout history and collective experience. This chapter focuses on the Spanish Caribbean, particularly on Puerto Rican songs and imagery, exploring issues of identity and mobility. It also investigates the most recurrent manifestations of island culture, examining their appeal, transformation, and global impact."

 

 

 

"Island Songs: A Global Repertoire." Scarecrow Press. 2011. 19-36.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lingerie (detail)
Lingerie (detail)

From Depopulation, to Repopulation, to Mass Migration:

Images of Mobility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"This paper investigates aesthetics and iconography within the context of the history of repopulation and depopulation of the island and the experience of massive displacement and dislocation. It, also explores images and artistic practices emerging from migratory experiences between the island and New York City, as well as from the dissolution of community and the reconstruction of culture in the floating societies. In addition, it considers images and institutions created as an attempt to surpass the effects of (neo)colonialism, exile, poverty, and inequality within the island and the American city."

 

 

 

"Abstracts from the Annual Meeting in Richmond Virginia." 2010 SECAC/MACAA Conference . Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) October 21-23, 2010. 38. 

http://www.secollegeart.org/archive/2010_Conference_Abstracts.pdf