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Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson

In The Red: Never Mine

2018

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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Curated by Tavia La Follette

Artist Statement

What kind of man owns a mountain? Red is understanding the landlords. The illusion of value moves across Red. But this space is a stain. This space is a cycle of production. Producing a perpetual state of Red. There is a question here. For the men who move mountains. The query rests in the measure between: labor & luxury, mineral & materialism, product & protest, freedom & fashion. The space between consumer & consumed.

In The Red
Born in debt
We are free
Less we forget

Exhibition

Civil Rights & Civil Wrongs: South Africa and US, May 25 - July 29, 2018
About The Artist

Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson is a composer, field recordist, and audio-visual artist, whose work explores the relationship between sound, image, object, and place.

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