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Sandra Ramos

El camino de la incertidumbre (The Uncertain Road)

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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Sandra Ramos obliges us to travel along El camino de la incertidumbre (The Uncertain Road), striving to express on a sensory level the effects of insecurity and instability in contemporary life. Her videos employ a sophisticated resistance that tells an apocalyptic story that brings to mind a hermetic philosophy and a peculiar alchemy of social decadence, disillusion, and deception.

Phantasmagoric images reflect an oppressive atmosphere related to primordial fears. The spectator must be prepared to bridge two sides of the same reality: opulence and misery, generosity and sacrifice, mobility and stagnation, happiness and sadness, truth and lies. - Magda Ileana González-Mora, Curator

When

2004

About The Artist

Sandra Ramos is a visual artist from Cuba known for her surrealist expression of her relationship to Cuba and the country’s drastic upheavals of the early 1990s. The themes she explores include the severing of family ties and the loss of childhood or innocence; these autobiographical recollections become a metaphor for greater political, social, and economic concerns. Ramos’s works on paper, engravings, and installations are frequently strung together with a visual narrative in which the artist is cast as the main protagonist, embodied as a child-like explorer. Her drawings sometimes contain collaged materials culled from her day-to-day experiences, like maps and passport pages.

Sandra Ramos obliges us to travel along El camino de la incertidumbre (The Uncertain Road), striving to express on a sensory level the effects of insecurity and instability in contemporary life. Her videos employ a sophisticated resistance that tells an apocalyptic story that brings to mind a hermetic philosophy and a peculiar alchemy of social decadence, disillusion, and deception.

Phantasmagoric images reflect an oppressive atmosphere related to primordial fears. The spectator must be prepared to bridge two sides of the same reality: opulence and misery, generosity and sacrifice, mobility and stagnation, happiness and sadness, truth and lies. - Magda Ileana González-Mora, Curator

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