Caressed Mixed Media video installation by Niki Lopez
Trailer for Caressed – Mix-media video installation by Niki Lopez
This is a trailer of the art video installation. For inquiries on bringing the full installation of Caressed, #whatsyourelephant discussions or similar programs to your gallery or organization: contact us.
Caressed is a self-portrait, mixed-media video installation combining performance art and a poem I wrote about a traumatic childhood memory. This intimate piece is the second installation in my elephant series and is connected the project ‘What’s Your Elephant’ – Creative Conversations about the Unknown.
The intention behind this work is to not only share a personal elephant but to have discussions surrounding unspoken topics such as abuse, survivors of abuse, awareness, the power of a ‘share’ and how the arts can be used to heal, to empower and to educate.
“It’s about acknowledging the elephant and owning it, so that it doesn’t define you.” – Niki Lopez
My intention for #whatsyourelephant is to create a safe space where can share & bring awareness. If sharing my elephants empowers even one person to consider their choices & its impact, speak up when they see an injustice or be a voice for the many who are still living in fear & denial- my job is done.
Caressed is a video installation projected that debuted during the opening of the third “What’s Your Elephant’ art exhibit at the 1310 Gallery – Sailboat Bend Artists Lofts
Special thanks to: Tabatha Mudra & Jacqueline Romano in assisting the production of this video
‘What’s Your Elephant’ uses a combination of art exhibits, interactive installations and workshops. Using interactive arts to provoke awareness and facilitate discussions unveiling unaddressed topics.