Maritza Ruiz-Kim

Artist, San Francisco Bay Area

Holding On

Video and Animation Projects

Holding On, 2018. 63sec, no audio.

Digital animation over digital photo of acrylic painting.

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Us Talking, 2018. 1min 49sec, audio.

The audio in this video includes: recordings of children seeking asylum at the US border in Texas, 2018; the May Day Parade in Chicago, 2006 (credit: Ignotus at Free sound.org); and a refugee rights protest in London, 2016.

See  images from Mi Polígrafa.

Concepción (Topography), 2014. 2min 49sec, audio.

This is based on an abstract portrait of a fictional character named Concepción. In this video, she searches for understanding through self-reflection.  

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It’s still, 2013. 2min 20sec, audio.

My heart is still beating even though time stood still the moment I found out my nephew was killed in Afghanistan,.

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The Interview, 2011. 7min 9sec, audio.

The script I wrote and used here was originally read by another artist in Miami, Dec. 2010. In this video, I used google translator to ask myself the questions I wish someone had asked me. 

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Inquieta/in quiet a, 2011. 5min 30sec, no audio.

Inquieta/in quiet a is a silent video of a solo performance I did in 2011. I try to reconcile my family’s history with my personal one, and these experiences co-exist and repel each other, familiar opposites that live separated by a border inside my mind. 

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