Patetismo


Performance
Fugaz: 1era. Feria de Arte de Performance del Edo. Lara 
Barquisimeto, Venezuela 
2012



As poverty conditions were getting worse during Hugo Chávez’ administration in Venezuela, the food subsidized by the government became one of the regime’s instrument of control over the people. Chicken was one of the main subsidized products, hence, becoming a symbol of this oppression. In this performance, I seeked to subvert this power relation by appliying my dominance over a dead chicken. 

I get in the space with a bag taking a raw chicken out of it. I manipulate the chicken making it dance and shake. I spank it, throw it upwards. Then I tie it up with a thick cord and make it twirl through the air. Then I take out another chicken acting similar before proceeding to the climax: the fisting.