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La Tercera Raíz
HD Color Video, Sound
16:9, 9:22 min.

La Tercera Raíz (The Third Root) is the result of the current state of my research into the history and presence of the African diaspora in Mexico, a subject which I interpreted through poetics and the imagery of water and journeying. It was sparked by uncovering the figure of Gaspar Yanga who was the leader of a maroon community near Veracruz during Spanish colonial rule. I created this piece while participating in the SOMA Summer program in Mexico City in 2015, and it reflects my ongoing research into and engagement of the intersections of the African Diaspora and Latin America.

Spanish & English version; Spanish-only version available upon request.