14:25 mins | Two channel B/W video | 2013
Escribiendome explores the ways in which words and languages shape our sense of self and how, in turn, through our life experiences we blur, transgress and shape the meanings of the words that are used to define and categorize us.
In one channel of video, I write words in English such as friend, artist, designer, student, Mexican, Canadian, migrant, landed immigrant, Latin, woman, minority, citizen, spouse, alien, mother (…).
In the other channel of video, I write words in Spanish such as hija (daughter), sobrina (niece), nieta (granddaughter), prima (cousin), mujer (woman), comadre, amiga (friend), tapatía, (…).
Project: Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda
Camera, Sound and Edition: Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda