CMAC Rendez-Vous with Raquel Salvatella de Prada, "Cornered (a work in progress)"
Raquel Salvatella de Prada will be showing her work in progress for "Cornered," a video installation that represents the motivation and struggles of African immigrants leaving their home country and making an attempt, most often failed, to cross the border from Morocco to the Spanish cities of Melilla and Ceuta, the only European cities on Africa's mainland.
The installation features video projections on a stylized Moroccan table with a dome covering the top area and the viewer sees the video projection by walking around the structure.
Talk will take place in room A266 Bay 10 on the second floor of Smith Warehouse. Free and open to the public. Cava, beer, sparkling water, and snacks will be served.
Raquel Salvatella de Prada is a computer artist and assistant professor of the practice of Visual Arts at Duke University. Her work often focuses on integrating computer animation and motion design with different traditional art forms by collaborating with artists of diverse backgrounds such as printmaking, painting, installation art, poetry and performance. She finds that the combination of her digital medium with physical visual media can be a powerful way to communicate social issues. Her experimental animation work and collaborative performance pieces have been featured at festivals and on stages across the country and internationally.