birth of amaru negro (for the chaos of our strongest feelings) (2019)
malleable sculptural installation and ritual performance dreamscape.
GRADEX 104 OCAD University graduate exhibit.
In the Aymara and Quechua languages, amaru is the word for serpent, who in Andean cosmology is known as the omniscient protector of the underworld and the innermost, the place where the future emerges from. In Andean cosmology, spacetime is understood to be spherical-cyclical (three spheres, residing within the other, in a state of constant flux).
birth of amaru negro (for the chaos of our strongest feelings) is a dreamscape installation weaving together remnants of ritual performances—assemblages of decolonial brujerías (art objects blessed by my idiosyncratic witchy spirituality)—documenting my affective experiences with surgical menopause as a reclamation of bodily autonomy.