Hector Canonge (United States) is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and cultural entrepreneur. His work explores issues of identity construction, gender, psychogeography, and migration. He has exhibited and presented around the globe and is founder of ARTerial Performance Lab (APLAB), among others. He teaches Media Arts at City University of New York.
RUPTURE reflects on notions of decolonization, an idea that has populated the consciousness of many people in Latin America. Through a series of actions that evoke the (im)possibility of turning back on history, accompanied by text and sound narratives, Canonge questions the position of indigenous peoples in the 21st century.
TRANSFERENCEis a public intervention pushing the boundaries of physical contact and psychological connection. In asking strangers to carry him while he sings fragments of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Canonge breaks the mode of delivering a formal speech and commits to delivering the most basic universal human condition: empathy.