Artist: Guadalupe Aldrete

Guadalupe Aldrete


Performance 20 min

Recuerdos, that is, memories is a modern ritual of externalisation and with it the extirpation of moments from an early age, moments that seem regrettable, moments that although they were not, somehow I wanted to believe that I was in control of the situation.

It was when I tried to remember my own birth that I discovered the enormous amount of information accumulated in my skin. Memories of before and after birth, memories of my childhood, memories of love but also of fear and pain. It is also the skin that functions as the canvas of our heritage, of our origin, of the colour of our ancestry and of what seems to be our destiny.

The embodiment of heritage and ancestry. That is the meaning of my work.
The colour pink refers to the skin, but to the skin inside our body, where we all look the same, where our nerves run. The processed black takes its form from coal and is a call and materialisation of all my ancestry and the burdens they inherited.

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