For Forever Now!, Julio César Morales will examine ideas of boundaries, barriers and limits through the media of installation, video, photography and light sculptures.
His investigation embarks with a story based on an actual event in the early 1990’s about two brothers crossing the Sonora Desert from Mexico into Arizona. After crossing the border they get lost and run out of water and are left only with two bottles of Tequila meant as a gift to relatives waiting on the other side. The brothers later decide to split up and find help, one of them makes it to a Circle K convenience store while the other is later found dead face down with an empty bottle of tequila.
Addressing issues of migration, informal economy, and labor on both personal and global scales, Morales will create a video reenactment that will tell the story through the eyes of the surviving brother, with video footage shot in the actual location of this tragic event. Other works in a variety of media will support and expand on the themes and ideas he unpacks.