audio visual installation, video, sound, resin, dmx lights, ceremics, 2024 Photos by Chris Hanke

Solo MFA Art Thesis Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday Feb 2nd, 6PM - 9PM
On view: Feb 3 - 10, 2024, 12PM - 5PM
USC Roski Graduate Gallery
Los Angeles Arts District
1262 Palmetto Street,
Los Angeles CA, 90013

About the Exhibition: 

Following Spirit is the reclamation of indigenous spirituality, and a reflection on the journey of self discovery within Eva Aguila’s ancestral land of Michoacán. Using familial archives and research, the exhibition threads moving images, rubbings, ancestral items, and infrasound frequencies all from her P'urhepecha ancestry. The exhibition includes an audio visual installation intimately exploring the synchronicities between petroglyphs, ancestral memory, and Spirit with infrasound frequency interpretations and sculpture. A short documentary about the under-examined and fragmented history of the P'urhepecha nation is featured through a series of interviews and discussions with the artist. By engaging the audience through various senses, Following Spirit merges the multiplicities of spiritual life, art-making, and land into one.

Video works produced with the support of The Center for Ethnographic Media Arts University of Southern California.

International travel and research supported through USC Roski Macomber Travel Grant.

The evening included:
La Danza de Los Viejitos - Folklórico Performance
Reading from Villages of Mourning by Jorge Campos Aguiñiga