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YOU CAN'T HAVE HONEY WITHOUT AN ONION (2023)
Short film and video installation 

This installation video piece is a collaboration with film maker and photographer Rima Sater. The video depicts unknown bodies being highlighted and disguised within tropical settings, accompanied by a soundscape of poetry and deconstructed bossa nova sounds which reflect on the sensations of alienation, nostalgia and longing caused by the experience of displacement. An existential ode to our immigrant mothers and an oneiric inquiry on what it means to belong. Filmed at Casa Na Ilha residency in Ila Bela, Brazil, in 2019.

The 5 min piece combines Super 8mm film, VHS, chroma-keying and digital video, and is presented as an installation with immersive soundscapes, underwater lighting and projection into a reflective plexiglass tank filled with water. 

The Khyber Center for the Arts, Halifax, NS May 12-June 10, 2023

Photography by Veronica Gutierrez 

Supported by Canada Council for the Arts

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