This score is a performative proposal that is aimed for the conservation of inherited roots and customs, recalling the transport of slaves through the so-called triangular trade.
Food is an approach to the other and to myself.
I am a black artist and my concern is to point out certain situations which arise when having a practice or a custom within black families.
It is asking myself: what do you think of when you see such mundane food? (They say that eating fish is for blacks).
Therefore, fish is not eaten in the same way in all latitudes, the way of consumption is changing and traveling in relation to customs and beliefs.
My interest is in putting the stereotypes into dialogue, that from my black, Latino and Afro-Colombian condition can intersect with the people who execute the performance.
Everyone can join to feel something experiential and to experience their ethnic condition, but “here a black man is the one who proposes the food to be consumed by the white, the foreigner, the other, the local, etc”.
I want to emphasize that these thoughts are raised from a stream of possibilities and furthermore, I am interested in knowing how the other is conceived and what it is he feels when he participates in his daily life.
Following this guideline, the staging contains three moments which are to be executed:
• get 1 green banana
• get 1 potato
• get 1 large Tilapia (fish)
• a deep plate (or soup bowl)
• a long onion stem or branch