Blinded by Shine, 2018
Performance, 18 min
Challenge: Swimming to an Island, 2018
Video, 14 min
Concept and direction: Andrea López
Editing: Jason Harvey
Sculpture, mix media
Her performance Blinded by Shine stages her seemingly sincere attempt at creating intimacy by sharing her thoughts and concerns with the audience. In her video, Challenge: Swimming to an Island, she blows to spectacular proportions a simple action meant to be intimate. To swim from one island to another becomes a reality based TV show and her mystical reconciliation with the ungraspable essence of otherness symbolized by the island an extreme challenge. Finally, her sculpture entitled Teeth portrays human dentition as a portal between inner self and public presence. As the only visible part of the skeleton, teeth constitute a powerful reminder of the intricate relation between outward expression and inner life articulated through the body as a liminal entity.