The separation from my culture and my family has led me to continuously reflect about who I want to experience my time of life with. These reflections have evolved into the understanding of the physical absence of my loved ones as their premature death, and in artworks that by confining my body function as thresholds between the (me) here and (they) there.
“The Death Placenta” consists of a large painting from which pieces of styrofoam protrude. Embedded in the wall of protruding styrofoam there is an empty sculpture (a plaster mold of my body) which I occupy when I perform with the piece. I enter the mold with the help of an assistant and I perform by remaining inside it, motionless. This work functions as an entrance to a limbo where I meet with the absent.
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