Comments on the purchase of cultural heritageˈekˌstrakt əv wən ˈhəndrəd yirs əv ˈsäləˌt(y)o͞od bī Garbriel García márquez

2015

Comments on the purchase of cultural heritageˈekˌstrakt əv wən ˈhəndrəd yirs əv ˈsäləˌt(y)o͞od bī Garbriel García márquez is a video-performance in which I aim to articulate my ideas regarding the purchase of the archive of Colombian Nobel-laureate Gabriel García Márquez by the university of Texas at Austin in 2015. at the time, I had recently moved to the United States, and I was, for the first time in my life, fully aware of my otherness and what that otherness meant for the performance of my identity.

this piece touches upon issues of identity, agency, self-representation, and power in a post-colonial world widely described and mediated by colonial institutions such as universities, museums, and archives.