This week Kimberly spoke with Allison Maria Rodriguez, a first generation Cuban-American artist working predominately in video installation. Throughout the conversation they speak about Allison’s relationship to her family and heritage, and the connections she makes between the personal, ecological and environmental. All documentation courtesy of the artist Wish You Were Here: Greetings from the Galápagos” at the Boston Children’s Museum “In the Presence of Absence – José María & Ike” (video still) In the Presence of Absence video installation documentation Fitchburg Art Museum, Feb – Sept. 2020 (photo by Charles Sternaimolo) Subversive Dreams - Allison Maria Rodriguez from Emerson Contemporary on Vimeo.
Growing up, Morgan always thought that their family was made up of just them, their mother, and their father. But when their mother passed away, they received a message from their mother’s half-sister — one that neither Morgan nor their father even knew existed — which unlocked a part of their mother’s life that they never could have imagined. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Kisses" by Lomelda