Árboles de Mi Desierto: Wind Songs

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During the winter of 2017, a tree died in my front yard. Afterwards, a gale uprooted it and smashed it into lumber. But before the fire, new trees emerged. Árboles de mi Desierto: Wind Songs is a recombinatory video poem shaped by my dead tree as it was documented misusing a panoramic camera in order to generate impossible landscapes of bark, wood, assorted detritus and desert sand. The words, sometimes fleeting and otherwise stark, work together with the images to create something akin to a palimpsest of reflections on the human penchant for unnatural progress, growth, vertical lifestyles and upward mobility. It uses espanglish as the lingua franca of the MX-US border where I reside in San Agustin, a small, very much under developed rural town outside of Ciudad Juárez.

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A distored panorama shot of a fallen tree
A distored panorama shot of a fallen tree
A distored panorama shot of a fallen tree
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