Juárez was a piece we workshopped extensively in NYC and then first performed in Juárez, Mexico. It was developed from hours of video and audio recordings of interviews conducted in Juárez and El Paso, Texas. The piece is complex sound and video-wise (though the look is decidedly low-tech), with two computers onstage controlling live mics and pre-recorded audio, as well as live cameras and video.
When we first produced the piece in Juárez, there was an accompanying gallery installation of research and imagery at the Rubin Gallery at the University of Texas, El Paso. I built an interactive soundscape for the gallery's atrium. Justin Nestor created a sculpture from a deconstructed piano and I used a few of the keys to create buttons that viewers could press to hear sections of interviews move around the room.