Map of Latin American Dreams Virtual Photography Exhibition

Martín Weber

Map of Latin American Dreams is a complex glimpse of everyday life in Latin America. For more than twenty years, award-winning multimedia artist Martín Weber traveled through fifty-three towns and cities in Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Brazil and Colombia. With a small blackboard and chalk, he asked people to write a dream or a wish. Provocative in scope, this seminal work is more than just a collection of photographs, thoughts and memories. It has become a search to understand the circumstances and historical context of the people represented.

Beyond photography, these images are actions, performances, experiences.

The images seem to ask: Do we all have the right to dream? Or is it a privilege reserved only for a few select human beings? Subjects are empowered by expressing their dream and their imagined future. Each scene reveals conditions that are debated and determined by
culture and history.

 

This virtual exhibition will include image descriptions by Ane Lopez and audio description by Fiona Forbes.

19 April - 2 May

The film Map of Latin American Dreams is screening Tues 20 Apr 6pm for 48h as part of the main programme, followed by a Q&A with Martin Webber at 7.30pm.

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