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: 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
Muy Serio (Blue Shirt, Khaki Pants), 2018 - 2019: 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 presentedat:
Margate Festival, Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate, 2018
State Of the Arts Programme, Selfridges, London, 2019