14:25 mins | Two channel B/W video | 2011/13


Escribiendome is a two-channel video that addresses the relationship between language, writing and subject formation in a bi-cultural context.

The video explores how words and languages shape our sense of self and how, in turn, through life experiences, we blur, transgress and shape the meanings of the words used to define and categorize us.

In one video channel, I write words in English: 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: 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