Virginia Valdes

 
Wasteland: From landfill to Artfill at Bates Museum

“But even if the alien observer were content to consider our species to be of the locust type, and thus to take a kindly view of our destructiveness, he could not help being concerned at the scale and longevity of our disruption.”
-The Natural Alien, Neil Evernden

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The Happiest Day of My Life

The installation involves the manipulation of both wedding photographs and videos which questions the nature of pre-packaged memories collected as proof and documentation of love, achievement, success and happiness.

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Just Visiting
Mulitmedia Exhibit

What is our relation to our environment? Are we losing the connection with ourselves? Why does breathing fresh air, running through an open field, or jumping into a fresh water pond seem like a luxury we can only afford every so often? Are we slowly alienating ourselves from our natural environment?

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We Live In A Place
An uprooted creature struggles to break free from the concrete walls of a civilization that has lost its connection with the natural world.

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Magaine rack
Bukowski
“My Friends commented continuously on humanity; he didn’t think they were much. I didn’t argue.”- Charles Bukowski

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Just Another Day Without You
Submerged in flowers and water bubbles, liquefied memories appear and disappear at the end of an old Miami hotel corridor.

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Octons
Season's Greetings
Oh the weather outside is frightful.
But this video is so delightful. And as long as you love me so, Christmas Blows!, Christmas Blows! Christmas Blows!

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Signs from Above
D-A-D-D-Y we know how you got your job; your daddy, hoo hoo hoo, your daddy, hoo hoo hoo

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The Contents of your Daily Life

Do you ever need to see leaves, foliage, animals? Glinting, glimmering, moving? Is that why you get an aquarium, houseplants? Or are television and video your glimmering, moving?