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Muy Serio, 2018 -

‘Serio’ is a Colombian gay slang for straight acting and is used disdainfully as the opposite of effeminate, queer, faggot or sissy. ‘Muy’ is an intensifying adverb with a strong ‘camp’ potential. In the Muy Serio series traditional pieces of masculine clothing are used as the sculpting material for a variety of queer performative acts de/re/constructing masculinity.

Muy Serio (Blue Shirt), 2018 - (15 mins): A traditional soft blue shirt is wore as a long variation of couture garments.

Solo performance, video documentation, photo series presented at:

  • Machi, Unknown Bodies, at Fundación Casa Estudio 74, Bogotá, 2018

  • Bar Rufián, Barcelona, 2018

  • Warm Insides, Vogue Fabrics Dalston, London, 2018

  • I S L A N D, Colombian Consulate, London, 2018

  • The Sex Show, Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate, 2018

  • Stretch Festival, Berlin, 2018

  • Open Studios, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2018

  • Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, 2019

  • El Deseo, UAL - Latinx Creative Society, Apiary Studios, London, 2019

Music by Steven Warwick / Martin Nigella. Developed with the support and collaboration of Jair Luna, Manu Mojito, Sebastian Mesa.

Muy Serio (Blue Shirts, Khaki Pants), 2018 - 2019 - (45 mins): 8XL trousers as a vessel impossible to fill, resembling the debilitating and violent canon of masculinity. The expression “who wears the pants” turns into a collective and playful exploration of how to hold and shared power structures.

Group performance/ installation presented at:

  • Margate Festival, Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate, 2018

  • State Of the Arts Programme, Selfridges, London, 2019

  • Taking Place, Performance series, MAI - Montréal, arts interculturels, 2019

Performed and developed with the support and collaboration of Aimee Dulake, Dulcie May, Evie Webzell, Nial Egan, Iona McGuire, Kyra Mills, Yuma Sylla, Catalina Jackson-Ureña, Dylan Canton, Lene Vollhardt, Natifah White, Jonathan Starr, Virgil Tylor, Radam Ridwan, London Contemporary Dance School. For Montréal with Pauline Lomami, Claudia Edwards, Asmina Thirunavukarasu, Gerard Reyes, christian Scott, Madeleine Johnston, Chad Dembski, Raphaël Lafleur, Senda Mestiri, Marouane Joundi, Sophie Gee.

Muy Serio (Football T-shirt), 2019 - (40 mins): An oracular embodiment investigating ruling regimes over the territory and its associated identities; how they create commonality and separation, belonging and patriotism, exclusion and alienation.

Solo & Group performance presented at:

  • Land Grab, Class of 2021 Royal Academy of Arts, Sadie Coles HQ, London, 2019

  • Taking Place, Performance series, MAI - Montréal, arts interculturels, 2019

Developed and performed with the support and collaboration of Alice Tatge, Claudia Palazzo, Rolando Vasquez.

Muy Serio (Black Leather Jacket), 2018 - (20 mins)

Solo performance presented at:

  • Stampede, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2018

Developed and performed with the support and collaboration of Samir Kennedy, Elijah Harris, Lene Vollhardt, Ted Rogers.