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Heritage In Motion 02/04

Minted on May 24, 2022
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This video series is an exploration and homage to things in my past that represent tiny fractions of my heritage, sexuality and artistic aesthetic I have built a brand around myself with.

Growing up half Mexican, I only knew that my fathers side of the family were all from Mexico. We never learned Spanish. We were hidden from our culture and background our entire lives. That was a choice my father made.

I have battled with "feeling" Mexican and being queer my entire life.

This project has allowed me to explore, appreciate and re-claim my heritage as a Queer Latinx Artist for the first time in my life.

Everyday is a battle, and now I turn those moments into love and peace with myself.

Elements that make up this physical installation* consist of:

Floral vinyl table cloth - 10 yards
Queen size fleece blanket
St. Michael slaying the Devil plaster statue
Glitched video of Selena's February 26, 1995 Astrodome performance
Astral projecting lights

*does not exist outside me

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