Federico Cuatlacuatl / Art

 My idea is very simple, yet extremely important to my research and engagement with my students. 

I would like to take a couple of days to drive up to Washington D.C. with my students to fly kites during the day as well as at night time. 

We will be digitally tracking the motion of the kites as well as making digital night light drawings of the kites in motion. 

This has been an on-going research project and I would love to get my students involved in critical thinking of culture and tradition as political and artistic weapons. 

Essentially, these flying sessions will be peaceful forms of protests on current immigration issues. 

I will be bringing 3D kite models from Mexico and all of this will culminate in a gallery exhibition at the 2nd Street Gallery in Charlottesville in April 2020.