Fui Sin Haber Nacido is a documentation of the artist’s relationship with Latin America and a commemoration of her ancestors who found sanctuary in New Orleans, and for those who seek it today.
Specifically using archival material from her family, as well research done about the Banana Trade and migration patterns– this book is a testament of the impact of Latin Americans in New Orleans until present day post-Katrina, and traces the community of migrants who reconstructed the city. Today, Louisiana is rapidly becoming the epicenter for migrant detention, with prisons being built in rural areas and collecting asylum- seekers for profit and political gain.
Gabrielle works in archives and moving image. Frequenting Nicaragua, and Mexico, her work explores the construction of narratives through outdated processes that connect Latin America with the Deep South. She is interested in ways in which collective memory and images are used to communicate in political landscapes. Specifically questioning methods of U.S. intervention in Latin American bodies and spaces, she looks to build to interrogate our relationships with the places we come from and inhabit.