[Picture from: „Brainwashing“, Video + Performance, 2006]
[…] In a world where a six-hour airplane plane flight can transplant a person into a completely alien world, cultural identity is retained through rituals surrounding clothing, language, and food. Having relocated from my native Venezuela to the United States as a teenager, I became aware of the layers of ‘skin’ that define and separate cultures – one’s own skin, the second skin of clothing, the shell of one’s dwelling place – all these protecting the vital space of one’s hidden identity. [from: „Statement“, by Saskia Jordá, (date (?))]
Saskia Jordá – born in Caracas, Venezuela
Lives and works in Arizona and New York City.