Photo: Pedro Rodriquez
National Academy of Fine Arts “San Alejandro”, Havana, Cuba.
In this work, blood functions as a revitalizing vehicle, a cohesive element between past and present as seen in Yoruba rituals of sacrifice.
I recite the poem “Canto negro” (Black Song) by Nicolás Guillén on my knees, then making a cut on my left arm. While blood flows on the poet’s text, I write on the wall a poem of my authorship celebrating blackness.