Katharsis is a 25-minute 3-channel installation that examines the paradigms of representation, intersectionality and social construct. In collaboration with people from the queer and the academic community in Berlin, the work pursues the deconstruction of a video-documented interview that Miguel Azuaga conducted near the European border in north Morocco with Olivia John, a 29 year old journalist from Nigeria. Through a reenactment of the event, the participants blur the boundaries between the questioner, the observer, the performer and the gender lines. The work focusses on devaluating Miguel’s role as interviewer by engaging the participants in a critical conversation about his respective privileges.
From an inevitable and recognised subjective condition, the work exposes a serie of social structures existing between different communities and generates a debate on how identities are built under capitalist and post-colonial modes of discourse.
Katharsis is a project in collaboration with Olivia John, Quincy Junor, J.R. Thesis Smith, Mia Imani Harrison, Heather Purcell, Angelo Camufingo, Yoonhee Kim, János Brückner, Sarah Samethini, Natalia Rodríguez, Tatjana Hoffman and Arturo Petazzi.