A veces siento que álguien camina a mi lado
que me espía, me sigue, me vigila
esperando que cruce la esquina de la 16th St.
o que responda al llamado de los murales
de la Outer Mission en la 24th St.

Es el miedo,
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My project The Virtual Afterlife was in radio twice!

The first time was in KPFA Radio San Francisco, in the Radio 2050 the Saturday, October 4th, 2008. Thanks  to Darren D’Leon (the interviewer), Río Yanez (curator), Candi Farlice (artist) and Sally Arce (P.R.).

The second time was in the program Crosscurrents (KALW) of 10/27/2008, broadcasted in KPFA Radio San Francisco at 6:30 pm. Thanks, Kristi Coale


I believe that I learned to read so early because I am a stubborn. Since I was a baby I have been used to going to bed very late, unlike my mother who often fell asleep before nine. Forget about asking her to read me a book or watching television at night!

To combat the boredom that caused me to watch the ceiling and count the turns of the fan blades in silence, I began to explore the house. My dad had a large collection of books dotted in every corner of the house, including the bathroom. It was there where I discovered The Far Side Gallery, the collection of comics from the New York Times Magazine.

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A crab lives in my throat,
Well … Lived.
When the fear disappears,
There were no more words to eat
Nor oxygen,
The heart stole the cry,
The breath also,
Poor! Too small is my chest,
For the crab
And their pincers scape for an eye.

Have you ever felt the bite
that wakes you up crying, mourning?

A silence lives in your house,
It has just moved
With me.

(Art and poems of Ytaelena López)

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