Adrián E. Gómez González (Cuba) holds degrees in Fine Arts from the Escuela Especial de Artes Plásticas and Academia de Artes. He is professor of senior projects at the Facultad de Artes ASAB, Bogotá, and explores the interdisciplinary nature of ritual. He directs the collective Okan and is founder of Encuentro Internacional de Artes Relacionales and the residency Habitacción.
A performance that investigates the body’s fragility due to the exacerbation of violence, emphasizing bodily care, empathy for the faraway body, and concern for one’s own. Questioning what we are, he acts out a death ritual that destroys the schemas imposed on bodies. When the skin remains, it is rechristened with other names.
Invoking the language used to announce the new Pope, the artist writes “Habemus” with his clothes, removing garments that cover him, interrogating the idea of what we are and what we have. Interactions with the public to create the writing signifies a dialogue about our identities that will be recorded as part of an installation and a memory of the action.