• Scheherazade or (Per)forming the Archive and ARTE VOZ in The Looking Glass: Artist Immigrants of Washington, Alper Initiative of Washington Art, American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, 2016.

    Scheherazade or (Per)forming the Archive premiered as an installation at the American University Museum in Washington, D.C. and at the Cultural Center of Spain in San Salvador this past June. The installation brought together Julio Sequeira’s painting Hombre Cósmico, the video Scheherazade and ARTE VOZ, a transnational sound booth that creates a site for the exchange of stories and heartbeats elicited by the art of Central America.

    This Scheherazade is not a legend or a fairy tale, yet it affirms the power of cultural and personal narratives in the construction of identity. The fabric of our society—
here and there, wherever there might be—is made of countless individual stories like mine, which in Walter Mignolo’s words, are “ingrained in the body and in local histories.” When spoken outloud and woven together, these stories show the complexity of history and identity and can become ours—heartbeats difficult to ignore—reverberating in the territory of our collective home.


    ARTE VOZ creates a site for the exchange of stories and heartbeats elicited by the art of Central America. It’s a relational piece that began Fall 2015 by Muriel Hasbun as a series of workshops around Washington, DC (home to 500,000 Salvadorans). Responding to the laberinto projects archive, individuals learn about the civil war years through its art and engage in the unfinished business of healing from the violence that still engulfs communities today. Encouraging the telling of previously untold stories, what started as a small pre-fabricated audio booth became a transnational sculpture fashioned in collaboration with Salvadoran artist Baltasar Portillo. The audio booth reflects the spherical design of Casa Laberinto's entrance and the Nicaraguan artist Julio Sequeira’s self-portrait “Hombre Cósmico.”
    Scheherazade or (Per)forming the Archive, “The Looking Glass"
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  • ARTE VOZ, Centro Cultural de España and American University Museum, 2016.

    ARTE VOZ creates a site for the exchange of stories and heartbeats elicited by the art of Central America. It’s a relational piece that began Fall 2015 by Muriel Hasbun as a series of workshops around Washington, DC (home to 500,000 Salvadorans). Responding to the laberinto projects archive, individuals learn about the civil war years through its art and engage in the unfinished business of healing from the violence that still engulfs communities today. Encouraging the telling of previously untold stories, what started as a small pre-fabricated audio booth became a transnational sculpture fashioned in collaboration with Salvadoran artist Baltasar Portillo. The audio booth reflects the spherical design of Casa Laberinto's entrance and the Nicaraguan artist Julio Sequeira’s self-portrait “Hombre Cósmico.”

    The ARTE VOZ archive is still growing. For a sample go to: https://soundcloud.com/muriel-hasbun/arte-voz-art-vox-sample-casademd-august-2015. 
    ARTE VOZ Centro Cultural de España and American University Museum
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  • ARTE VOZ archive in progress. For a sample go to: https://soundcloud.com/muriel-hasbun/arte-voz-art-vox-sample-casademd-august-2015. 

    ARTE VOZ creates a site for the exchange of stories and heartbeats elicited by the art of Central America. It’s a relational piece that began Fall 2015 by Muriel Hasbun as a series of workshops around Washington, DC (home to 500,000 Salvadorans). Responding to the laberinto projects archive, individuals learn about the civil war years through its art and engage in the unfinished business of healing from the violence that still engulfs communities today. Encouraging the telling of previously untold stories, what started as a small pre-fabricated audio booth became a transnational sculpture fashioned in collaboration with Salvadoran artist Baltasar Portillo. The audio booth reflects the spherical design of Casa Laberinto's entrance and the Nicaraguan artist Julio Sequeira’s self-portrait “Hombre Cósmico.”

    ARTE VOZ archive. Look in Info for link to sound excerpt.
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  • ARTE VOZ at Fiesta DC 2015. ARTE VOZ archive in progress. For a sample go to: https://soundcloud.com/muriel-hasbun/arte-voz-art-vox-sample-casademd-august-2015. 

    ARTE VOZ creates a site for the exchange of stories and heartbeats elicited by the art of Central America. It’s a relational piece that began Fall 2015 by Muriel Hasbun as a series of workshops around Washington, DC (home to 500,000 Salvadorans). Responding to the laberinto projects archive, individuals learn about the civil war years through its art and engage in the unfinished business of healing from the violence that still engulfs communities today. Encouraging the telling of previously untold stories, what started as a small pre-fabricated audio booth became a transnational sculpture fashioned in collaboration with Salvadoran artist Baltasar Portillo. The audio booth reflects the spherical design of Casa Laberinto's entrance and the Nicaraguan artist Julio Sequeira’s self-portrait “Hombre Cósmico.”
    2015 Sign for Fiesta DC Bilingual
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