While in the Many Mini Residency, I decided to work on a set of collaborative pieces with a couple of Texas artists. I invited a few artists to come and participate on a 4 hour collaborative for the residency with me. Patrick Hall a local comic book artist who's work can be seen on his website www.shabamo.com and San Antonio artist Aaron Munoz (painter/screen-printer) came with me to Skydive Artspace to begin our collaborative pieces. This was the beginning of a set of collaborative works that I conducted with artist around the country and abroad. I also did some work with San Antonio artists Megan Harrison and Tommy Gregory as well as German artist Katrin Keller and Virginia artist Jennings Sheffield. I am interested in how artist come together and inform each other by working together and how we communicate and with each other despite various geographical distances.
COLLABORATION WITH H. JENNINGS SHEFFIELD
The collaborative work between H. Jennings Sheffield and myself investigates the idea of time and physical and psychological space through light and projections. Their work explores different facets of perceived spaces and layered images. Padilla creates the physical space utilizing vertical strips of translucent fabric that hang from the ceiling. She screen prints layered images and patterns onto the fabric. These patterns represent the noise and static that is created in the mind as if to fill in the gaps of a memory. Jennings Sheffield then projects videos and sound of recontextualized personal memories and appropriated family imagery onto the fabrics. The multiple projections of imagery and sound overlap and distort the visual space. The projected imagery begins to fill in the missing information and characters in Padilla’s created spaces and joint moments in time are created.
Upon entering the space, the viewer is encompassed by the projections and are asked to walk around and explore the space. As the viewer explores and interacts with the created space and characters, they too become part of the memory.