This symbol, which is a blend of indigenous Taino imagery from the Dominican Republic and Ancient Etruscan references from Rome, is a symbol I developed to represent my work and identity. It features Atabey, the Taino goddess of fertility and the earth, the Taino symbol of the sun and Etruscan concentric circles, olive leaves, and the colors on the Italian flag and the Dominican flag.
Based off of a sketchbook doodle and rendered digitally.
Baile Con Mi Madre
performance, digital video documentary
Continuing my ideas on family relationships and culture, I developed"Baile Con Mi Madre," a short documentary film in which I trace the roots and significance of dancing with my mother, Luisa Pedriglieri. In the film, my mother and I have a conversation about how dancing impacts our relationship and my choice to highlight our relationship and technological communication through dance in "Baile Con Mi Madre a Larga Distancia (Long Distance Dance with my Mother)," a performance in which we dance through FaceTime.The film is composed of archival family footage, an interview between my mother and I as well as footage of "Baile Con Mi Madre de Larga Distancia," and "Baile Con Mi Madre Sin Distancia (Dance with my Mother without Distance)" which was a response to the initial performance. I'm exploring alternative interpretations of language and expression, and dance in this context functions as knowledge passed down from generations and as a language with which we can speak to each other.