Submersible Thoughts is an installation of poetry and anagrams written in response to the global crises of the past year. Part of a larger body of work, these works were created as part of a weekly ritual that looked both inward and outward at this period of uncertainty. Non-tangible thoughts are re-imagined as submersible objects that can be pulled from consciousness and selectively drowned out. This process, a type of coping mechanism, explores ways to adapt and build new forms of concrete poetry for forward progress.
About the Artist
Born in Panama City, Panama. Batista received her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Miami (2009) and her MFA from Parsons the New School of Design (2013). Batista is a mixed media artist who works with language, specifically the multiplicity of meaning according to different contexts. Her three-dimensional work explores personal experiences with dynamics in power structures and nationality, and is interpreted through the use of semiotics.