For more than 30 years, interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco has explored notions of race, identity, and power through video and performance. She presents two intimate artist portraits centered on concepts of the body, state control, and expurgation, investigating their effects on artistic production and political discourse in Cuba. LA CONFESIÓN explores the public confession of poet and accused counterrevolutionary Heberto Padilla, while LA BOTELLA AL MAR DE MARÍA ELENA focuses on the state intimidation of political reformer María Elena Cruz Varela. These portraits examine the relationship of art and artists to our contemporary political moment.
Chicago: Nov. 8 at the Siskel Film Center.