Drawing from her own personal history, as a Latina, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas taps into memories and symbolism related to casa (house/home) for her new video titled “Our House.” Juxtaposing these memories with the rallying cry heard on January 6, 2021, “Whose house? Our house! Whose house? Our house!”, Meza-DesPlas centers the video around the U.S. Capitol as the people’s house. “Our House” explores notions of inclusion/exclusion, might makes right, and freedom/oppression. ”Our House” features an original poem (by the same name) performed by Rosemary Meza-DesPlas in two different venues: Axel Contemporary and form & concept gallery. These two Santa Fe, New Mexico performances are interwoven with original artwork, family photos and images from the Library of Congress.
Directed by Rosemary Meza-DesPlas (USA)