Yatta Zoker

The LDR Project

"The LDR Project" will be a series of three collaborative art making workshops and a sponsorship for one expatriate or immigrant student at the University of Houston to reunite with their loved ones during summer break. LDR stands for long distance relationship. LDRs are often thought of as intimate relationships between lovers separated by considerable distance, but in her own practice Yatta Zoker creates digital collages that reflect the broader experience of long distance relationships, such as expatriate living and the first generation American experience. Using a camera and skills acquired in the workshops, the sponsored traveler will document his or her journey. Upon return, the student will work with the Zoker to create a multimedia alternative-literature piece about the experience.