Made in LA 2023: Acts of Living
Performance with LaRissa Rogers 23:49 min Documentation provided by LACE, edited by Vladimir Santos. attending to the wound: a wake, a waiting, a witnessing is a performance activating a collaborative installation of Hieroglyphs of metaphysical lacerations, drawing...
Gemidos de la Tierra 2023, (Wailing of the Land/Soil), a public and political mobile installation, activated in Los Angeles County for two days as a three-truck caravan transporting twelve wooden panels inscribed with the names of people who perished in Immigration...
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Jackie Amézquita was born in Quetzaltengo, Guatemala, and migrated to the US in 2003. Her multidisciplinary practice converges a diasporic family history, with personal experiences as a formerly undocumented immigrant in the US and unweaving collectively shared social memory. Sourcing natural materials from significant historical migration sites and drawing from indigenous mythologies, Amézquita holds space for communal grieving and human connection; giving birth to new modes of resistance and challenging systematic oppression, marginalization, and exploitation.