(2019) After the grip of the cartels begins to loosen, an immigrant Mexican family living in the United
is granted the chance to re-visit their hometown, the small farming community of Plateros, Zacatecas. The
family returns to a community in which governmental corruption strikes distrust amongst the people,
dictating the way in which they live day to day. Home of the Santo Nino de Atocha (Holy Infant of Atocha),
who is believed to have guided local miners out of collapsed mines, the shrine stands as a testament to
the irony displayed between hope and complacency in Plateros. Despite this, the concept of family
challenges this notion and supersedes the separation brought on by these circumstances.
This documentary shot in the observational mode offers viewers a glimpse into the lives of those living in this era, as well as the places they look towards to overcome the distrust, irony, and fear in their community.
Digital HD Video | Exhibitions: Close:up San Francisco Film Festival 2020 Best Documentary (Nom.), Milwaukee Film Festival 2019 Official Selection, Lift-Off International Film Festival 2019 Official Selection
(2018) A short familial documentary shot in the observational mode. Here the camera acts as a vessel for which roles of tradition, cultural assimilation, and gender can be represented through the lives of two aging Mexican immigrants as they enjoy dinner together.
Digital HD Video | Exhibitions: The Real Tinsel Gallery 2018, Nuestros Raices Art Expo 2018, Community Frames Image Gallery
(2018) "You guys want to hear a joke about construction...? Oh, I'm sorry. I haven't finished it yet." Made for Structuring Gaps at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Three channel digital video installaion.
(2018) A message to my parents through archival home video footage. A collaboration between a family and time to study the underlying effects of temporality and the fragility of space.
Made for Structuring Gaps at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Archival Digital VHS Video
(2018) A detached portrait of utilitarian architecture as it serves and houses static motion.
Digital Video Loop | Exhibitions: OffBeat Art Experience 2018
(2017) A distant friend searches for a means to an end
Exhibitions: The Night Before Halloween with FVANG 2018
(2017) An introspective installation piece that explores the disconnect created between memory and denial. By re-introducing personal archived home video footage to the spaces in which they were originally recorded, a visual distortion is found that exposes the specific memories that serve as screens for the emotional weight that lies behind.
Mixed Media Installation | Exhibitions: Pine River Student Film Festival 2017, Aakruti-My Creation Film Festival 2017, UWM Student Film and Video Festival 2017, Short Ends: Emerging Artists 2017, Nuestros Raices Art Expo 2018. Featured in Vernacular Publication 2018