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Photo: Luis Ernesto Zavala

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America
Representational Acts, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, USA.
Curated by Tatiana Flores

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I stand in the center of a dark room with 125 stars sewn around my body. The stars were cut out from all the flags that contain this symbol within the American continent and the Caribbean (Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Granada, Honduras, Dominica, Panama, Puerto Rico, United States, Venezuela, St. Kitts & Nevis, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Curacao, French Guiana, Saba, and Suriname). Every time a person enters the space, a motion sensor turns on several black lights that highlight the stars amidst the darkness.

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(Presented as part of the Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA, organized by REDCAT with the support of Getty Foundation and the exhibition “Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago”.)