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Josefina — An Installation by Fabián Guerrero
August 29 - September 9
Opening August 29, 6-10pm
Screening at 8pm followed by music and drinks
Organized by Fabián Guerrero and Clara López Menéndez
Josefina is for and about my grandma, Josefina. I wanted to document, in short clips, not only my grandma but also my family: the sounds, movements and the house that I was raised in as a kid in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico. This video is an introduction into filming and photographing my family’s history in my grandma’s house, La Casa de Limón, following a desire to keep track of their everyday living, the survival, the hopes and dreams and the stories of immigration that comes with it, with us. It is also an attempt to reflect on the memories that will continue to inspire and build me, the roots of me and my grandma Josefina––the beginning of my history.
I am Fabián Guerrero, a queer, first generation Mexican American based in Los Ángeles, born in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, MX, and raised in Dallas, TX. I work with film and photography to document, creating images that reflect on pasts, presents and possible futures of our generation. My work both reflects and is inspired by my upbringing as first generation migrant and a queer brown individual; taking from fashion, film, poems and music, the lifestyle and everyday survival, to shed light into my family’s history and the meanders of the brown and queer communities.
image: Fabian Guerrero, Sin Título (under my grandma’s portrait), 2019