5 minute excerpt of
4 channel video and installation
Video loop 72 minutes
Gallery opened from 5pm until last guest leaves.
Radios and transmitters (transmitting the video soundtrack), 16 foot long picnic table, tarp, work lamps, photos from family archive, newspaper clippings, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Camel and Marlboro cigarettes, playing cards and company.
This project was an exploration of my Chamorro heritage via the lives and memories surrounding my Grandparent’s small grocery store in Agat, Guam. Taped in the month of July 2010, several hours of home footage, interviews with villagers about the store, and semi-theatrical staging of daily rituals composed into my version of a visual fugue. The theme stated in the title of the show and restated in the opening video reoccurs in several variations throughout the video and installation: Close of Day is a social hour, it is time of day when our ancestors are most active and it is the time when we reflect on our present day, our past and speculate our future.
in memory of
Isabel Santos Rivera
Jose Salas Rivera, "Peling"
Incredible thanks to:
Michael Lujan Bevacqua
funded in part by the Russell Foundation