Jessica Fertonani Cooke -

HANGMAN/ video performance loop/ 2018

The hangman man portrays a body hanging upside down from a tree alluding to the tarot card ‘the hangman’. This card, when drawn in a game, represents a period of absolute sacrifice in order for the psyche to structurally transform. The image of the body hanging upside down translates the utilitarian and disposable comprehension of the body in a western-industrial society. More specifically with the body of the artist as 'mestiza' asks to redefine itself out of the scar of genocide, colonialism and patriarchy, going beyond the colonizer/colonized dichotomy.

 

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