Presented by CCC and artist Sofía Córdova, dawn_chorusiii: the fruit they don’t have here is an experimental video work that foregrounds the stories of six Bay Area women who journeyed to the United States as refugees, fleeing due to political and religious persecution, extreme poverty, and gender violence. Eschewing traditional documentary methods, the work intermingles fact and fictional devices to reveal the nuances and complexities of migration.
Prioritizing each woman’s voice and creative agency, Córdova collaborated with them individually over the course of two years to craft a retelling of their journeys from China, Columbia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and more. Through scripted lines over co-created collages, backdrops, animation, interviews and voicemails, and more, dawn_chorusiii weaves together each woman's stories to both enhance and complicate their hard truths.
“This work is about the birds, rivers, trees, fruit, forests, apartment blocks, and the people and streets of six lives and the forces that lead one to leave the treasured and familiar behind.” — Lead Artist Sofía Córdova
For more information about the process and the artwork: https://www.cccsf.us/post/dawn_chorusiiiThis event will be held in a hybrid of indoor and outdoor areas with light refreshments available. Spanish and Cantonese interpretation will be available.In-person attendees MUST wear face masks and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Go to https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/ to acquire a digital vaccine record.