Video art in times of crisis!
"9 diamonds were inserted into my skin in different parts of my body. A white American man removes them and places them inside a box, which he takes with him, once he finishes extracting them. I remain lying down for several minutes with the open wounds." - Carlos Martiel
Selection #8 ~ Armand-Paul Family Collection, New York, USA:
Y Gallery, New York, USA.
with Brendan Mahoney
This performance documentation film is part of the Armand-Paul Family Collection in NY, established by Newton & Marcus Paul, which focuses on the African & Cuban diaspora. Upon sharing this urgent work for our Vimeo series, Newton Paul said:
"This is the starting point for why we are here today with regards to societal issues. Things started with invasions, colonisation, taking and controlling all the resources from the African diaspora, enslavement, continuous oppression, a lack of reparations & here we are today. This performance exemplifies who takes the resources (tangible & intangible) & who is left bleeding out with nothing".