Matando Saudades: See You In Paradise

Installation

AIRSPACE gallery, Philadelphia PA

July - August 2016

July/August 2016 : 40th Street AIR Gallery

Matando Saudades: See U in Paradise Installation

Community members are asked to consider Paradise and help kill saudades

-The Mixkid Mixtape is a collaboration of 15 sound artists, rappers, producers, and beatmakers to incorporate unseen elements into the installation. 

-Foldouts and the Cut is a 20 minute digital video by Jamie Bokan Blair and Tyler Burdenski to capture sentiments of nostalgia and various episodes of beauty under the sun. 

Craigslist PrayerTube was a social project to collect and harvest community wishes which were folded into several hundred Origami Cranes 4 Neighborhood Prayers, honored by candlelight on the 71st anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. 

-The Bread Basket was a social project in which 50 five dollar bills were distributed in the gallery during the public opening of the installation. At the end of the night, $317 were  redistributed into a community fund for beloved neighbors.

-New and Unfinished Works : an exhibition of paintings during 2015-2016.

-DIY or BUY featured a collaboration with Alayna Rasile-Digrindakis for the Chanel by Quinha collection that investigated authenticity and popular designer branding with use of a screen printing station and a pop-up shop.