Colgada, Grace Exhibition Place, NY

Arantxa Araujo

Colgada is a performance exploring a terrain where there is little control over one’s actions. Regardless of the power and force applied to move away from systemic casualties, one’s body is controlled by a stronger force like a pendulum that forces one to remain with the object of study. Colgada also investigates self-awareness acquired by being connected to one’s light. It points at political and social forces incurred to Mexico and the devastating effect it might have on individuals, and how individuals become resilient through a process of understanding and overcoming challenges. The war on drugs, politics of migration and gender violence are the main topics of the blood shed in my country and my source of survival has been a life-long investigation on union with the self.