Catalina is a multi-channel glimpse into the life of a Rezandera, a professional mourner from the state of Veracruz. Each of the 5 looped videos details a different aspect of her life, from mourning, singing and praying for the dead to getting married to her favourite pastime, playing baseball. Three of the videos are mute and one, in which Catalina talks about her life, is accessible through headphones as the overriding sound of the praying fills the space.
The work looks for the everyday in the extraordinary, inviting the viewer to relate to and enter into Catalina's life, her commitments and beliefs for a moment.

  • Dimensions: 33 mins 30 secs in total (5 screens)
  • Artforms: Film & video
  • Tags: Installation