Fragmentos para una historia del olvido/ Fragments for a history of displacement (2018-19)
       
     
 12 entry doors installed laying directly against the lobby windows of the Davis Museum. Each of the doors has a peak hole that has been modified with double convex lenses so that everything seen through them appears inverted. To the side of the peak hole I installed a small headphone for sound. During a period of four months I went around having conversation with people that immigrated to the US as adults. I was interested in looking for people that had to start from scratch forming new memories and having to leave behind memories and identity. Those conversations can be heard through the headphones installed in the doors when the viewer gets close enough to look through the peak hole. The lenses are located at the exact height of the person that you hear. My intention was to replicate each person’s horizon line. All the conversations are both in Spanish and English but fragmented and rotating in a random manner. There is also one door that has no voice but sounds of different spaces.
       
     
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Fragmentos para una historia del olvido/ Fragments for a history of displacement (2018-19)
       
     
Fragmentos para una historia del olvido/ Fragments for a history of displacement (2018-19)

Work currently on exhibition in The Davis Museum, Wellesley College

 12 entry doors installed laying directly against the lobby windows of the Davis Museum. Each of the doors has a peak hole that has been modified with double convex lenses so that everything seen through them appears inverted. To the side of the peak hole I installed a small headphone for sound. During a period of four months I went around having conversation with people that immigrated to the US as adults. I was interested in looking for people that had to start from scratch forming new memories and having to leave behind memories and identity. Those conversations can be heard through the headphones installed in the doors when the viewer gets close enough to look through the peak hole. The lenses are located at the exact height of the person that you hear. My intention was to replicate each person’s horizon line. All the conversations are both in Spanish and English but fragmented and rotating in a random manner. There is also one door that has no voice but sounds of different spaces.
       
     

12 entry doors installed laying directly against the lobby windows of the Davis Museum. Each of the doors has a peak hole that has been modified with double convex lenses so that everything seen through them appears inverted. To the side of the peak hole I installed a small headphone for sound. During a period of four months I went around having conversation with people that immigrated to the US as adults. I was interested in looking for people that had to start from scratch forming new memories and having to leave behind memories and identity. Those conversations can be heard through the headphones installed in the doors when the viewer gets close enough to look through the peak hole. The lenses are located at the exact height of the person that you hear. My intention was to replicate each person’s horizon line. All the conversations are both in Spanish and English but fragmented and rotating in a random manner. There is also one door that has no voice but sounds of different spaces.

DanielaRivera_FragmentsForAHistoryOfDisplacement_InstallationView06_2018-09-24.jpg
       
     
_MG_5357-1.jpg
       
     
_MG_5346.jpg
       
     
_MG_5316.jpg
       
     
_MG_5309.jpg
       
     
_MG_5320.jpg