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66 Hours in collaboration with Yatzil

Video-micrographic Installation and sound

Photographic Series

In 2017 the middle part of my body turned into space: a temporary place for the growing seed which generated components for the beginning of any life (without light). For nine months of transition I had to drink a gallon of water per day to nourish a Mayan descendant and support the expansion of its ephemeral environment. When Yatzil Ikal accomplished its development, she needed to migrate towards a space in another dimension, passing through a never-ending short journey, facing to her first border in the planet Earth: my cervix. My body stopped being a space of generating life and became a transport. The ritual of transforming into a mother was led by a painful wait. This ended when my vagina turned into a crown on the top of her head, then the light wrapped her and the beginning started.

66 hours in collaboration with Yatzil Ika Uc is a three-channel video-micrographic installation. I filmed with a microscope material that my body produced while and after giving birth: amniotic fluid, meconium, fresh placenta, dehydrated placenta, breastmilk and spit. The audio includes a bilingual story taken from the experience of conception, pregnancy, labor and delivery. Recorded sounds weave through the voice track: breastfeeding, breathing, lullabies, doctors, nurses, my mom, heart beats inside the womb and a cathartic act performed in the ocean.


With this work, I address the power of becoming a mother and the relationship between the act of giving birth-being born and the origin of the universe.

Installation View at Performance Space, Visual Arts Facility University of California San Diego, 2019

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