Virgin with Termites

 

VIRGIN WITH TERMITES

(video performance 2008)

This piece ponders about the duality between the concepts of strength and frailty in the Latin-American cities, and how these aspects vary in an architectonic space.

Virgin with termites covers the genres of video art, performance, and documentary.

A big reinforced concrete structure that was destined to become a Financial Center becomes today a fragile housing. The tent as an immediate solution of an unprompted housing faces and breaks the space of institutional atmosphere. Because of that situation, I wanted to reinforce the inhabiting act through the donation of other tents and other objects requested by the trespassers, thus collaborating with occupation of the abandoned space so I can ponder about occupying.