klip collective

Passage :: Migration

 

Passage :: Migration

 

Monument Lab 2017

Klip Collective's Ricardo Rivera was invited to be part of Monument Lab, a public art and history project produced by Mural Arts in Philadelphia.  The installation, Passage :: Migration channels the surnames of South Philadelphia’s generations of immigrants into one immersive experience. “The names pass over and around the viewer in waves; projected on translucent planes of fabric and smoke, creating a floating sensation. By entering, the viewer is an active part of the installation, as the projections wash over their body. Like this country, once you enter, you are a part of it,” says Rivera. The work was installed for a special one-night-only performance in Marconi Plaza, in South Philadelphia.

 
 
 
 

ARTIST STATMENT

We are all immigrants.
A city of immigrants.
Waves of people. Taking flight with hopes and fears.

This immersive video installation surrounds the viewer with the surnames of families that came to Philadelphia through the years. The names pass over and around the viewer in waves; projected on translucent planes of fabric and smoke, creating a floating sensation. By entering, the viewer is an active part of the installation, as the projections wash over their body. Like this country, once you enter, you are a part of it.