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Canciones de las Madres / Songs of the Mothers

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Canciones de las Madres / Songs of the Mothers

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Canciones de las Madres / Songs of the Mothers

Dates

September 8, 2015 – March 27, 2016

Canciones de las Madres / Songs of the Mothers was created as an audio environment installation by artist Cherie Moses in collaboration with Paz Walton, Llanca Letelier, and Ida Montenegro de Letelier. These women — Paz, Llanca and Ida — are three generations of the same family of Chilean immigrants to Canada, residing in Edmonton.

In this 13 minute sound installation, each of these women addresses their children telling about their past experiences expressing their concerns and giving advise for their future. They debate their complex identities as women, as immigrants and as members of the same family who are, differently, moving back and forth between distinct cultural worlds brought together through a web of affects

Photo credits L-R: All photos by Nuno Porto.