Life in his mouth_Naufus

Life in his Mouth, Death Cradles her Arm, 2016
Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa
Video, 5:56 min

“History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon,” Napoleon famously stated before becoming history himself. How much severity can we endure from our personal and global histories and how do we look beyond those histories? These are question everyone must answer for themselves. Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa attempts to exhaust his interest in the Guatemalan Civil War as the recurring subject of his work with long endurance performances, like the following in which he stands in a cemetery embracing a block of ice until dawn. The ice melts away like time.

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