Welcome to Elusive Landscape

Elusive Landscape was presented at five outdoor locations across Miami from June to October 2010. This work consists of multiple hand-crafted 16mm films depicting the forms and colors of natural landscapes projected directly into the landscapes themselves. All events were free and open to the public.

Artist Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez brings to this project over 30 years’ experience in hand-crafted 16mm filmmaking, as well as a history of moving image installation, including several works which have included projections in the outdoors. Her work is exhibited internationally in film festivals, museums, galleries, independent venues and public spaces, and she has received numerous grants, fellowships and residency awards for her work.

Unique soundscapes for each site were created by composer and sound designer Ricardo Lastre, best recognized for his work with Las Negras Performance Ensemble, Lucia Aratanha, Giovanni Luquini Performance Troupe, Akropolis Acting Company and the late Jennylin Duany.

Following the five outdoor installations, there will be an exhibition at Diaspora Vibe Gallery showing the films as well as the filmstrips themselves, and a video documenting the entire process of creating and exhibiting this work.

Elusive Landscape: Miami

Photo Catalogue of Highlights from Elusive Landscape

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Setting up before sunset. The crew worked tirelessly in spite of gnats, no-see-ums and mosquitoes, not to mention the heat and humidity. Luckily, the artist-made insect repellent kept us from being devoured to bits...

The artist checks the film to make sure it is right-side up and the tape splices are holding up.

This colorful projection was situated at the end of the Military Trail in the campfire area near the Tequesta shell mounds.

As the night grew darker, the effect of the projections became more dramatic and the imagery more identifiable.

Projections like this one were hidden in small clearings where the Military Trail branches off into the forest. Visitors had to hike the trail to find all seven of them.

Photography by Luis Olazabal, Blue Jazz Photo

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