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Alex Dolores Salerno, EXTRAHERE, 2021, Coffee Beans, Thread and Cable Reel, 20” x 16” x 16”
EXTRAHERE is a wooden cable reel, 20 inches long and 16 inches in diameter, that lies horizontally on its side on the ground. It looks like an oversized spool, and the cylindrical middle of the cable reel is fully covered by layers of coffee beans on a continuous red thread. The coffee beans have been glued together in pairs no more than a half inch apart on the red thread like beads on a necklace.
Alex Dolores Salerno, Arranged with Care, 2022, 2 channel video, airplane pillowcase, herbs, and the color of horchata lojana, Dimensions Variable
Arranged with Care is a 2 channel video displayed on two vertical tv monitors with overhead directional speakers. The 5 foot long viewing bench is painted a vibrant pinkish red color. This is the color of horchata Lojana which is the traditional medicinal drink made with the herbs introduced in the video. Three felt seating pads in a similar color are placed on the bench and the center pad holds a small white airplane pillowcase stuffed with a few pounds of herbs used to make horchata. Embroidery also in pinkish red says “hold me” and “puedes tocarme” indicating that it is a touch object and meant to be embraced.