Christine Howard Sandoval
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York
This piece is part of We Are All Space in Time, a collection of four site-responsive interactions, installations, and experiments that acknowledge the complexities of coexistence, curated by Erin Elder.
The artist: Sandoval (Obispeño Chumash/ Hispanic) is a multi-media artist who challenges the boundaries of representation, access, and habitation through the use of performance, video, and sculpture. She makes work about contested places such as the historic Native and Hispanic waterways of northern New Mexico; the Gowanus Canal, a Superfund site in New York; and interfacing suburban-wildland locales in Colorado. Her ﬁrst solo museum exhibition will debut at The Colorado Springs Fine Art Center in 2019 during which time she will be the Mellon Artist in Residence at Colorado College. She teaches at Parsons and is the Coordinator of Public Programs and Public Engagement at The Whitney Museum of American Art.
About the art: In this live-streamed performance, Christine Howard Sandoval uses surveillance technology as a tool to channel disappeared migratory paths and waterways in and around the site of The PASEO. She uses her own body to physically trace these buried paths that have been disrupted by ongoing notions of land ownership, boundary systems, and the built environment. Navigating these contested spaces with a wireless camera attached to her own body, a video installation transmits her remote exploration as a disorienting but potentially “grounding” viewer experience. Can an authoritarian technology be transformed by a bodily perspective? Through the use of video and performance, Live Stream attempts to perceive beyond the surface of the built environment through the act of walking, to uncover and reclaim the vitality of ecological resources that continue to exist today.
Community collaborators: TaosNet and Kit Carson Internet
PASEO location: Civic Plaza Drive