video and installation
The Dance of the Descendants,
Multimedia performance that explores identity in the Americas represented as a construction of post- colonial violence, patriarchy, mestizaje, and migration.
The work is influenced by Edouard Glissant's ideas about Otherness and rizomathic relation.It imagines the de-colonization project reflected in the situations in which I found myself living as a brown immigrant woman in the United States.
Belonging to a territory, constantly redefining meaning and language.
The road | el camino,
the ocean appear to draw the connection to ancestral bonds, natural borderline, wide-open-sacred-spaces.
-ongoing reflection -
Intersectional realities in The Americas' colonial dynamics of race, gender and social class,
the individual’s perception of time, location, history.
The making of the video performances involved members of my family in actions that suggest repairing colonial forms of relation within my mixed raced family.
Indigenous, African and European folklore that exists in Colombia and The Americas inspired these actions to be transactions of reparations.
Conceived and directed by Richard Schencher, co-director Benjamin Mosse, movement director Roanna Mitchell
Videos by Matt Bockellman, Natalie Romero Marx and ensemble.
Peak Performances at Montclair State University & East Coast Artist
Series of videos created for the set of Imagining O, in collaboration with filmmaker Matt Bockellman and the ensemble presented at the Alexander Kasser Theatre. Tittles include: Calixta and the flowers, Bathtub, Wrists, Interview , Interview Redux, Agape and the mirror. The Performance Imagining O is a devised ensemble immersive performance piece combining selected texts from Pauline Reage’s novel Histoire d'O (The Story of O), text from Shakespeare's Ophelia along with other deceased women written by him, and contributions from the ensemble. “Imagining O" investigates matters of abjection and triumph, sexuality and artistry, poetry and torture -- as experienced by Ophelia and Reage's heroine, O.” -NYT.