Marcela Torres, Pionero Americano: Someone To Talk To All The Time

Marcela Torres, Pionero Americano: Someone To Talk To All The Time. Film essay, paper and fabric sculptures.
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Born and raised in Utah, Marcela Torres uses her upbringing as a springboard and a foundation to explore what community and identity means in the first piece of a series, Pionero Americano: Someone To Talk To All The Time.  Using video and sculpture, Torres offers a glimpse into her personal experience of growing up in the Salt Lake Valley as a Mexican American, a Mormon, and a woman. Her film essay and sculptures delve into what it means to belong to a community and how it feels to separate yourself from that community for the first time. The dual reality of feeling excluded from a group that you belong to is an emotion that Torres conveys with precision and depth. Growing up and deciding what you take with you and what you leave behind is a universal moment that she captures with this work.  Rejecting labels or categorization, Torres shows what it means to be a pioneer and redefine your experience outside of traditional expectations in the spaces between the old and the new.

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