KATHARSIS is a three-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, engaging the participants in a critical conversation about his privileges.
KATHARSIS is a project in collaboration with J.R. Thesis Smith, Mia Imani Harrison, Heather Purcell, Angelo Camufingo, Yoonhee Kim, János Brückner, Sarah Samethini, Natalia Rodríguez, Tatjana Hoffman, Arturo Petazzi and Quincy Junor. Produced by Miguel Azuaga and Quincy Junor.