Waiting is already hard. But try waiting to hear back from your family in the aftermath of a category 5 hurricane that has wiped out all power and internet. No emailing, no way to charge your phone, no nothing. 

Gabriel had to wait. For days he would call, text, send voice memos to his uncle and grandparents in Puerto Rico hoping something would land. And as with most fears, the news was not helping. He was hearing everything but the voices he needed the most.

We sat down with Gabe to talk through what was going on in his mind. Talking turned into crying, and crying into hugs of joy.  

Sights + Sounds: Of Relief is an audio/visual experience about waiting in the midst of silence.

Press play to hear the first audio message Gabe received from his Abuela after Hurricane Maria.