Mariposa Ancestral Memory (2013-2015) is an intermedia installation which also document ceremonial performances in Chapel Hill, Toronto and Berlin. The installation is composed a single channel video, a video proyection, color photographs, ink and watercolor drawings, and objects. The installation connects the presence of African Caribbean writing (Haitian Vèvé, Anafourana, and Palo Monte-Kongo), US Latina/o migration, the Atlantic Slave Trade, the Mariel Exodus, the imprisonment of Angela Davis in the 1970s, the Black Panther Movement, homophobia, racism, Maya and Afro Caribbean Queer spiritualties, all interwoven with the life experiences of the artist when he was growing up in revolutionary Cuban, and as exile in the United States after 1980.
For more information about the piece read:
2013 Writing the Decolonial Mariposa Ancestral Memory, Caribbean InTransit, Issue 4, Virgina, USA.
2015 Alexander, Jacqui. Groundings on Rasanblaj, E-misférica Vol. 12, Issue 1.
2013 BE.BOP, Decolonizing the Cold War, Alanna Lockward, curator, Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin, Germany.
2013 Kaminski, Astrid. Highlights 2013: Die seltsamsten und schönsten Tanzperformances, Frieze Magazine, Berlin, Germany,
Mariposa Ancestral Memory, ceremonia performance at
BE.BOP, Decolonizing the Cold War, Alanna Lockward, curator,
Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin, Germany.