MARITZA RUIZ-KIM

Artist & Writer, San Francisco Bay Area

Holding On

VIDEO AND ANIMATION PROJECTS

Holding On, 2018. 63sec, no audio.

http://vimeo.com/297440495

Digital animation over digital photo of acrylic painting.

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

http://vimeo.com/287166886

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.

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

https://vimeo.com/225701971

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.

https://vimeo.com/96103398

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.

https://vimeo.com/30569001

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.

https://vimeo.com/23829241

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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