La Orilla Infinita – 2018

La Orilla Infinita” (The Infinite Shore) is a slideshow lecture-performance that explores the entanglement of three histories on the Canary Islands brought together by the surrounding sea: The Spanish colonization and genocide of the indigenous communities in the 15th century, the fascist coup that was initiated from the islands in 1936 while Francisco Franco was stationed there, and the mass arrival and drowning of migrants coming from West Africa in the present.

Through the use of a formal approach that draws upon the history of tourist photography, travel slideshows, social media, and experimental documentary, these three historical conjunctures are approached as being expressive of three distinct yet interconnected regimes of power (colonial, fascist, & neoliberal) that were/are accompanied by three forms of insurrection (indigenous revolt against colonization, anarchist/communist/republican revolt against fascism, & the undocumented revolt against the necropolitics of neoliberalism).

Enactments of this project are presently being scheduled for 2018-19. If you are interested in hosting La Orilla Infinita at your museum, performance space, or gallery,  please use the contact form here to get in touch.