HISTORIAS EN LA CAMIONETA

I grew up on the U.S. Mexico border, and my family and I have used a shuttle service since I was as child to migrate through the landscape to and from larger metropolitan cities such as Los Angeles and Phoenix. When I think about my earliest memories on the shuttle bus, I see my mother immersed in conversations with passengers for hours at a time. As an adult, I find myself in her seat, conversing with others and participating in storytelling, debates and confessions. My experiences on these voyages have proven that ephemeral communities can form where politics, religion, economics, globalization, and personal histories emerge. Most often these relationships disappear at the journey’s end as we may never cross paths again.

Historias en la Camioneta records my experience on the shuttle to and from Agua Prieta, Sonora Mexico and Phoenix, Arizona. My fellow passengers reveal their perspectives and personal narratives, informed by the backdrop of the desert landscape.

The combination of the passengers’ dialogue and changing scenery intimately reveals the interrelationship of personal histories to the particular places passed during the journey. The transient nature of the “tellings” in the shuttle exist for a fixed time as invisible traces of our era, lost in the passing landscape and unacknowledged.

 

 

Title: Historias en la Camioneta Part 1
Description: I grew up on the U.S. Mexico border, and my family and I have used a shuttle service since I was as child to migrate through the landscape to and from larger metropolitan cities such as Los Angeles and Phoenix. When I think about my earliest memories on the shuttle bus, I see my mother immersed in conversations with passengers for hours at a time. As an adult, I find myself in her seat, conv
Date: 2010
Location: Agua Prieta Son, Mexico

 

 

Title: Historias en la Camioneta Part 2
Date: unknown

 

 

Title: Historias en la Camioneta Part 3
Date: 2010

About Jenea Sanchez

M. Jenea Sanchez in Intermedia artists from Douglas, AZ. Her work places the viewer in a liminal space where contemplation from multiple perspectives is encouraged. She explores the visual, psychological and environmental aspects of borders, landscapes and the image/role of women within dominant and displaced communities. Video, installation, performance and handmade cactus paper exemplify the various approaches used to engage in ideas that stem from Sanchez’s mutation of cultural ideologies into new avenues of exploration. Sanchez is currently an Intermedia MFA candidate at Arizona State University.

Website: http://mjeneasanchez.blogspot.com/