somewhere in between: silicon valley, 2012
Two-screen video installation with sound, TRT 18 min.
Audio Post Production: Jim McKee
Voice-Over Editor: Donna Conwell
Project Assistant: Christina Sheils
Participants: Ana Carvajal, Olga Media, Lena Dakessian, Sakia Feain, Shannon Haley, Ben Miyagi, Madison Nguyen, Susan O’Malley, Lucian Romo, Hemashree Sayed, Rajwinder Sehdev, Chris Sicat, Prahba Tatapudy, Mona Vijaykar, Peter Yoon.
Somewhere in Between is a video installation that investigates a sense of place through the intercultural experience of 1st and 2nd generation immigrants in Silicon Valley. Through an open call local residents were invited to participate in an interview and video shoot. A two-screen projection juxtaposes cityscapes, architecture, and domestic settings with portraits of participants performing everyday actions, while an audio soundtrack mixes ambient sound and voiceover. Through the complex relationship between people, places and stories, Somewhere in Between depicts a multilayered portrait of Silicon Valley evoking feelings of belonging, displacement and human interconnectivity.
Commissioned by The Lucas Artists Residency Program at Montalvo Arts Center for its centennial exhibition.