Mercedes Matrix

Video Performance, 8'24" 2016

The work: ‘’Viva La Vida” is rooted in the fruit's material relation to emancipation. African Americans grew and sold the fruit after being emancipated.

Despite the background of the fruit, the symbolism of femininity and politics were used in art for a long time - especially for the still life.

Nevertheless, my video and photo performance is personal and transforms the physical and psychological abuse of the body.

 

It does not necessarily need to be a female body.

Video Documentation

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Viva La Vida

Video Performance, 8'24" 2016

The work: ‘’Viva La Vida” is rooted in the fruit's material relation to emancipation. African Americans grew and sold the fruit after being emancipated.

Despite the background of the fruit, the symbolism of femininity and politics were used in art for a long time - especially for the still life.

Nevertheless, my video and photo performance is personal and transforms the physical and psychological abuse of the body.

 

It does not necessarily need to be a female body.

Video Documentation

1 of 7

 

Funds raised from purchases of my artwork made at the No School of Art will go towards funding scholarships for underprivileged girls.

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