Letterpress Printed accordian books
Two accordion books bound into one cover and held in a slipcase covered in walnut paper. One side contains excerpts of found text in Spanish, on the other side is a translation of the text into English. The appropriated text is from the Arizona Daily post "Caminan con Dolor y Esperanza", written by Luis F. Carrasco about the Immigrant Walk held yearly in Tucson, Arizona." This passage is carried out in honor of the thousands of bodies that have been found from immigrants trying to cross the border and obtain better lives. For the purpose of the book, seven sentences from the text were picked out, translated and rearranged in order to conceptualize the reflections of those who have silently made the transition and are trying to carry on the dreams of those who have passed.
Underground, Undocumented, Unlistenable
Altered artist book from the original work Underground America by Peter Orner, 2015
Peter Orner tells the stories of men and women who have come to the United States seeking a better life for their families, only to be subjected to dehumanizing working conditions. The participants behind the narratives told their hardships through a series of anonymous interviews. This altered book form uses five cassette tapes to represent the original interview recordings. Each cassette hosts a summarized tape strip which allows for a slower and more personal experience with the reading.