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Alivio Nkondi, Frontground, Galería Manolo Rivero, Mérida, Yucatán, February 2011

African power figures / affirmation / destroy evil / gifts of releasement / destruction / desire / lies / sight / shedding

I am blind folded, standing on two stacks of black paper, wearing a sweater covered with different small objects. I start pushing the paper with my feet, spreading it out on the floor. I pull out a pair of scissors from my sleeve. I begin cutting the objects off my sweater; I place the object in my hand and hold it out as an offering. I hold it there until it is taken. I do this until there are no more objects. I cut the mask off and walk out.

Photos by Vela Phelan.

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