Caracas, Venezuela

In Greek, ICHTHYS is an acronym for the words Jesus Christ, Son of God, and Savior, which form the word fish in the same language. ICHTHYS, and the simplified drawing of a fish that traditionally accompanies it, were symbols articulated by the first Christians as they spread to Europe. In this video, I address the feeling of guilt implanted by Christian culture in Latin American society. I perform the same action in parallel with a dead fish and my own body: pressing with my index finger. With this action, I seek to create a tense contrast that questions the compatibility of individuals with the moral models imposed by religions. The image is built with aesthetic codes that emulate baroque painting; Catholicism’s vehicle of ideologization in colonial times.

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