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Place, In History

Gabriela Amaya-Baron's avatar Gabriela Amaya-Baron

My work is an investigation of cultural identity in our current era of globalization, which is characterized by the rise of electronic technologies. As you travel around this particular installation, you may see maps from different places and times. You may recall places you’ve journeyed where you experienced a new culture or were looking to connect more deeply with a culture you feel is your own. I’ve linked these maps together with patterns that suggest modern networks and social communication – the ways that we project our identities to the world. We are products of both our present stories and our histories, though the ways we construct our identities are not confined to a predictable mode of development. The past is sometimes dissolved, sometimes splintered, but with the bits and pieces we gather from here and there, we are able to stitch together and build our contemporary sense of self. My work participates in and reflects this process that is occurring.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: site specific
  • Medium: Mixed Media
  • Width: site specific
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: site specific