Island del Encanto, 2008

Split screen two channel video with my mother and I singing a semi-famous Puerto Rican anthem, “Isla del Encanto” by Fania All-Stars. With Spanish not even being my second language, the video portrays my struggle to speak my “native” language. With each mistake, my image is erased momentarily while that of my mother (born and raised in PR) stays steady and constant. My embarrassment a severe juxtaposition to her confidence.