En la celda (Inside the Cell) 8/20/11

En la celda (Inside the Cell)
Saturday, August 20th, 2011, 7:00 to 10:00 pm
6th street container art space
1155 (rear) 6th street
Little Havana
Miami, Florida

Art Exhibition’s opening reception.

Alma Leiva’s site specific installation En la Celda (Inside the Cell) opening reception.

Site specific installation
En la Celda (Inside the Cell)
In En la Celda (Inside The Cell) Honduran artist Alma Leiva, brings the viewer inside a recreated space where a television set plays a video created from found footage of Honduran broadcast news. The kitschy and recognizable aspect of the space starkly contrasts with the graphic content of the video presented. The warm atmosphere welcomes an entices the viewer, while the awry reality unfolding before him/her both mesmerizes and serves as a crude and shocking awakening to a reality ignored by many.

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