Panama’s presence in the collective unconscious is most likely due to its canal, exotic sceneries and recent political history. In The Heat is a subjective depiction of the Panamanian social landscape. The title references the city’s humid climate, but also alludes to a state of tension that describes my bittersweet stay in a place I felt at odds with. The series interrogates how personal experience influences the ways one negotiates, and ultimately represents the landscape.
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