toma tiempo construir el optimismo (it takes time to build optimism)
This moving image artwork is an intimate and personal reflection on the temporality of emotional connection. Moving through the cyclical evaporation of grief and loss to the expansive wonderment and renovation of love.
In her artistic research and studio practice, Rosalina Libertad Cerritos explores themes that navigate personal and collective experiences and histories and how these unfold through identity, culture, language, place, memory and intergenerational experiences of trauma, nostalgia, celebration and hope. These themes are expressed as personal allegory and symbolical narrative where digital moving image, sound and sculptural form embody and encompass the subliminal corners of her emotional creativity and imagination. Her practice is multi-dimensional and multi-sensorial. In her work she is exploring and imagining new narratives and new futures through a process and exercise of reconstruction, reconciliation and reconnection to her memories and history.
Rosalina works and lives in the unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the Coast Salish people, that includes the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.