The visitor enters a darkened room lit by videos contained in mirrored cylinders hung from the ceiling The cylinders are configured as the stars...
The visitor enters a darkened room lit by videos contained in mirrored cylinders hung from the ceiling. The cylinders are configured as the stars in Big Dipper, and Christmas lights in the ceiling remind one of more distant stars. The viewer must stoop and bend to view the videos, while simultaneously walking on the undulating floor coated with foam rubber. A different video can be viewed through each cylinder on themes including the sky, the city, hell, butterflies and the sea. The videos are old engravings animated and incorporated into backgrounds of real images.
Curated by Magda Ileana González-Mora
Sandra Ramos is a visual artist from Cuba known for her surrealist expression of her relationship to Cuba and the country’s drastic upheavals of the early 1990’s. The themes she explores include the severing of family ties and the loss of childhood or innocence; these autobiographical recollections become a metaphor for greater political, social, and economic concerns. Ramos’s works on paper, engravings, and installations are frequently strung together with a visual narrative in which the artist is cast as the main protagonist, embodied as a child-like explorer. Her drawings sometimes contain collaged materials culled from her day-to-day experiences, like maps and passport pages.