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

Saturday, October 23, 2010


An unbelievable evening in an unbelievable setting. A beautiful crowd gathered to hear me speak about the work and to indulge in the experience of the relationship between the art, the location, and our shared energy within it. Ricardo Lastre's intoxicating soundscape haunted the fresh, humid night with gypsy chants, ambient sounds and chamber music, adding additional layers and dimension to the space.

Thank you again to my crew: Raúl Garcia, Alejandro Contreras, Loriel Beltrán. Thanks to the staff at Vizcaya and to the many who attended and participated in the art. A special thanks to those who took the time to walk the labyrinth in the Maze Garden.

Photos by Luis Olazabal, Blue Jazz Photo

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