When: April 22 - 29, 2018 between 2 - 7pm daily
Where: The Cherry Artspace, 102 Cherry Street, Ithaca, NY
What does it mean to be undocumented in a time of crisis? What does it mean to be undocumented while merely living one’s life?
FROM LAND TO LAND is a video and sound installation, created by filmmaker and Cornell Assistant Professor Dehanza Rogers, that explores the vulnerabilities of status.
The exhibit will appear at the Cherry Artspace, 102 Cherry St in Ithaca, from Sunday April 22 through Sunday April 29, from 2pm - 7pm daily.
The exhibit’s opening reception will be at 2pm on Sunday April 22. Dehanza Rogers will introduce and inaugurate the work. At 3:30pm on Sunday April 29, the last day of the exhibit, a panel discussion will discuss the current state of our immigration system and what one can do locally to support those highly at risk.
FROM LAND TO LAND communicates its stories through two installation segments. An oversized traditional video screen dominates the room, showing undocumented families in crisis. This piece requires participation from the audience, as attendees have to literally lean in and listen at a door to hear the story of an undocumented Cornell student whose status could leave him unprotected and vulnerable. Stories and people are being forced behind closed doors, keeping their stories and themselves quiet and invisible. This invisibility allows for the stripping away of humanity of those effected by bureaucracy and the callousness of the current Administration.
Further information can be found at www.fromlandtoland.com.
About Dehanza Rogers
Dehanza Rogers is a filmmaker and an assistant professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge in Anthropology, and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Production/Directing and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Cinematography from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television.
An award winning filmmaker of both narratives and documentaries, Rogers’ work has screened nationally and internationally. A Panamanian-American, her films explore the African diaspora, themes of race, and the liminality of statehood in relation to identity, as well as, youth culture.