Monica Sorelle


“We are our own sun.”
– Ousmane Sembene
Untitled Everglades Tryptich
In development, three-channel HD color video with sound
Directed by Monica Sorelle

Cinematography by Juan Luis Matos
Untitled Everglades Triptych is a three channel video, exploring the human history of the Everglades and its surrounding area through distinct but parallel stories of migration, refuge, and displacement.

Influenced by Nathan Benn’s photos of Haitians in Krome Detention Center, and video work such as Dawoud Bey’s Evergreen and Jamila Sabur’s Bulk Pangaea, Untitled Everglades Triptych will explore the Everglades as a place of limbo for Haitian migrants, a place of sanctuary for Black Seminoles, and theorize the future of Miami, exploring the Everglades as a place of resettlement of those being priced out of the city.

Supported by Oolite Arts’ Ellies Creator Award, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, & Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE)