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HD, Single-Channel Video, Colour, Sound
Filmed in the abandoned community of El Visitador, the video is a meditation on migration. Even though the state of Zacatecas has a booming mining industry, the majority of the profits and taxes do not stay in the community. Since NAFTA, and its prioritization of corporations, the local people receive few benefits from the pillaging of their land and many Zacatecans have had no choice but to leave in order to find work.
The camera moves through the stillness as gestures of both stealth and affection, invading and caressing a home where the inhabitants had literally just up and left one day, leaving a doll asleep in the window, clothing rumpled on disheveled beds, a chain swinging in an unclosed door.