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de la noche a la mañana

(from one day to the next)

Testimonials collected and recorded from immigrants during the pandemic in 2020 fill the room over seven pieces inspired by a specific (often poetic) phrase expressed by the participants. The global pandemic and the imposed measures of confinement serve to amplify these narratives and the recurring themes that thread each story.   ​Through photographs, flat sculptures, kinetic pieces, film, and sound — conceived as one body — the work reflects on the fragmented character of the exhibit's audio recording, a piece in itself entitled Qué poderosas son las historias (Stories are powerful). de la noche a la mañana offers a "composition in parts" where the "whole" refers to the very plurality that lies within a theme as vast and complex as human migration.  ​More than a personal or political stance on the subject, Gambis creates a contemplative take on a universal theme, creating a metaphor-on-metaphor of sorts that transforms the pressing reality of diaspora into art. "

Va a ser una nueva era 
(It's going to be a new era)
Zootrope​ (animated)
Metal, wood, cardboard, chalk
50" diameter
Algo así es la libertad para mi
(Something like this is freedom for me)
Glass cube, dandelion seeds, propeller
150 x 50 x 50 cm
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Migrante mas no errante 
(Migrant but not a nomad)
Projection, cement wall: 3"
Yo no estoy metido en un saco
(I'm not stuck in a sack)
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