The Mistake Room

Fund: $35,000

Raised in East Los Angeles and now based in Guadalajara, Eduardo Sarabia explores complex moments of cultural contact, using storytelling, mythology, popular culture, music, spirituality, and social conventions as metaphors for broader geopolitical contexts. His “survey” show in September 2017 at The Mistake Room will take the form of a narrative video that will bring together all of the artist’s previous projects and characters in a series of interconnected stories. Sarabia will collaborate with an architect to transform TMR into a series of theatrical vignettes—a Mayan temple, a bar, a jungle in Southern Mexico, and a Border Patrol interrogation room—in which the objects and edited versions of the video will be installed.