Curated by Faena Festival
De la permanencia y otras necesidades, 2014.
Video, color, 5 min 30 sec
Open Air Cinema on FAENA BEACH
Screening time: Daily at 6:00 PM
Rasúa puts the reasoning power of her spectators at risk, challenging them to face the most savage of instincts in very specific circumstances. There is a sense of danger in the video work as the camera closes in on the artists’ mouth voraciously licking the cactus, with its prickly spines—there is a taut tension that stirs and threatens to break. The work extends much of her past research in bodily fluids and saliva—taste, desire and flavor as key mediums for cultural consumption, creation and destruction.
Grethell Rasúa graduated from High Institute of Art (ISA), Havana, from “Cátedra Arte de Conducta” a project by Tania Bruguera (Havana) and from the National Academy of Fine Arts “San Alejandro”, Havana. She holds a degree in Humanities from the PP.Sch. of Cuba, attached to the Christopher Columbus University of Veracruz, Mexico.
Grethell Rasúa was born in 1983 in Cuba. She lives and works in New York