Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A to B / LA to TJ

Having to commute between the US and Mexico in an almost daily basis seemed normal when Bulbo had a studio in Tijuana, Mexico and a space in San Diego. Until our commuting habits were dramatically altered once we relocated to Los Angeles.

Since the summer of 2007, our lives have been changing at a fast pace, and commuting has been an important subject in adapting to our new environment. Not only do we share a car and carpool but we also use bicycles as our second option of transportation.

Once settled in the city of Los Angeles, we slowly discovered ourselves as part of a network of more people from Tijuana who have also moved to the area. A small community with whom we share experiences, many of them about commuting between both cities.

Bulbo´s proposal for A to B consists of creating a video exploring the lives of people from Tijuana who relocated to Los Angeles. Addressing the reasons and implications of commuting between both cities and how it affects their lives.

The video is thought of as a result of the relationship bulbo has with the people who might be involved, but also about creating the environment to speak about these issues while recording the experience. The final work will be a 4 to 5 minute piece ready for broadcast on the Internet or Television.

No comments: