Speaking KnotsHablando Nudos (...And A Dream's Journal, ...Y Un Diario De Sueños), 1993

University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

This piece addresses the issue of identity through language, sexuality and photographic representation. The social Self is represented through Spanish and American documents shaped as clothes that resemble paper-doll cutouts. The soundtrack is activated by the audience through a motion detector and consists of a bilingual tape with readings and thoughts from personal notebooks and academic forms.

Multiple media: b/w life size photograph, litho film, steel coat hangers, lipstick, black pigment, graphite, rope, soundtrack, motion detector.

Dimensions: variable, room size. 

Photo credit: Sam Gabbay


The Women's Center Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA