Opening of exhibition Frontera 450+, approaching
About the final installation, I have got a 26 feet long wall, 10 feet high, being a wide passage from one part of the museum to another, to work on. I will install the labels using Morse code. I have translated the Mexican National Hymn into morse code, letting the dots be the unknown labels and the dash be the identified names. The identified names will still be sorted after when they were found. The morse code has a specific spacing between the characters making up each letter, another between the letters and a third between the words. Overall the work will be seen with a cohesive rhythm, that can be decoded into the Hymn.
Due to the use of 5 lines within each verse, the work can also reference musical scores. As you come close to the wall each individual name slowly appears. This way the installation holds another level of meaning and protest, and changing it from being only a memorial. 1023 labels will be needed to install this way.
Posted are small tests. It is hard to capture the overall sense in a photo, specially since I only have installed a test.
A reminder, the embroidering is continuing throughout the exhibition period and these labels will be used in the project further on. So please, if you want to participate send me an email, or post a comment here.
Again to all; THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROJECT. YOUR CONTRIBUTION GIVE THE WORK ITS CONTENT OF WARMTH, CARE AND RESPECT.