The public is invited to an artist lecture and opening reception for Relocations, work by Roswell Artist-in-Residence (RAiR) fellow Marie Alarcón. Alarcón’s work draws on personal and communal experiences of place and its production and the speculative cultural memory of displacement and diaspora. Working with light and shadow, reflection and projection, their materials consist of detritus, with industrial domestic materials treated as textiles, and videos that blur the distinction between the dream and the document. Relocations creates a cinemascape installation for a non-nation. Digital projections utilize DNA data to create an audio visual scene within the end of the world for those whose worlds have been ended before and again. Using the symbols of flags, thrones, bibles, and rugs, Alarcón sets a scene of impending re-orientatations within an already unstable cultural memory.
Marie Alarcón is a multimedia artist who works primarily in non-fiction film. They received their MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where they live and work. Alarcón has been the recipient of numerous awards, residencies, and fellowships including an Independence Media Foundation grant, Leeway Foundation x Ice Box residency, and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists fellowship.
Lecture and reception are open to the public. Members and children under 15 are free; non-members welcome with price of admission.