Cecilia Salcedo

Abuela's Living Room - Video

5min 58sec looped on CRT TV.

The video came from a need to show the dancing involved in the tradition of salsa and in my childhood. I recorded two videos, one of me dancing salsa tracks on my own, and one of my father and I dancing to salsa. These were then edited together to show the two most common and vulnerable scenarios when I dance to salsa. The video contains no audio, as there are two other audio components in the installation that provide that aspect to the video. 

Feel free to play salsa as you listen to this video for the full effect. My recommendation is Toro Mata by Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco.

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