On view at Smack Mellon until Sunday, January 2

Roots Burrow Through Stones and Hard Facts

Roots Burrow Through Hard Stones and Facts is an immersive installation environment in Smack Mellon’s back gallery by Sara Jimenez, made in collaboration with musician/composer Lau Nau and with contributions by writer/activist Jason Schwartz. This project emerges from the artist’s research into Binondo, Manilla’s current Chinatown neighborhood in the artist’s ancestral country of the Philippines. In combination with the sound, the installation takes shape through sculpture, suspended fabric, wallpaper and flooring onto which the artist has overlaid imagery of textiles from Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino origins, along with zoomed-in, digitized fragments from photographs of the architecture in Binondo and Intramuros.