4.03 Broke Up
Elisa Garcia de la Huerta
I read the poem multiple times and tried to imagine the feelings and details in the atmosphere of the writing. According to that, I searched for unreleased, recent 35mm film that could create a loose narrative based on the general theme and the writing I received. I used some of the key words for the titles.
The work is in the detailed sensibility of analog photography. A big part of the process is finding a cohesion among random images I have taken in the past, which is inherent to my art practice.
The story in this case glues them together into a new work on its own, which is part of the "Collect Call's" interdependency and collaborative nature. I liked the personal aspect of the "Long Distance" text, to which I could relate to inspire my own contribution.
—Elisa Garcia de la Huerta
Elisa Garcia de la Huerta was born in 1983 in Santiago, Chile and is an interdisciplinary artist. She received her BFA at Universidad Finis Terrae, Chile in 2006 and her MFA Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts, New York in 2011. She was also co-leader of Go! Push Pops a queer, transnational feminist performance art collective until 2017.
Elisa has shown her art/performance at the Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum, Whitney Museum, Untitled Space, C24 Gallery, Momenta Art and Soho20 Gallery in New York, USA and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo Historico Militar, Galeria Artespacio in Santiago, Chile as well as Select Art Fair for Miami Basel and Busan, Korea among others. She was nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Visual Arts Grant, obtained a Brooklyn Arts Council Grant and the Culture Push Fellowship with Go! Push Pops. Her work has been featured in ID Vice UK, Dazed and Confused, Bowery + Bedford, ART 21 Magazine, Cultura Colectiva, Frontrunner, Nakid Magazine, SHE/FOLK, Huffington Post, Japan Times, BUSTLE, ArtSlant, Slutist, Hyperallergic, The Wild Magazine, NY Observer, Paper Magazine, Interview Magazine, Milk Media, Art Fag City, Art Net TV, Bushwick Daily, BOMBlog, CatchFire, BronxNet TV, Abiola TV, El Mercurio, Mas Deco, Artishock and Arte al Limite Magazine.
She performed in Tokyo Japan as part of US/Japan exchange fellowship in 2015 has been an Artist-in-Residence at Backsteinboot Ex (Modular + Space) in Berlin 2019, Alexandra Arts in Manchester, UK, 2015, Soho20 Chelsea in NYC, 2012, The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, 2013 as well as in London, UK 2007 and Havana, Cuba 2003.
She did a course in Sonic Arts at HAMT in Dharamsala, India with Michael Northam in 2019 and is a current artist in Residence at Glogauair. She focuses on analog photography and sound performance.