inquieta/in quiet a
2011
9 min 30 sec

“Inquieta” is the feminine form of the word “restless” in Spanish. The correct pronunciation is “een-kee-eh-tah” but I keep making the mistake of saying “in-kwhy-eh-ta”. There is no “I” or “eye” sound in the Spanish word… and the “wh” sound I keep making isn’t there either.

“inquieta/in quiet a” is the video of a performance about the co-existence & repulsion of familiar opposites that live separated by a border inside the mind.

hands: Mexican & descended from migrant workers, immigrants, emigrants, plumbers, entrepreneurs, storytellers, makers, builders, and designers from north & south of the US/Mexico border that did a lot of changing through the years

materials list: video, wood, paper bag, cactus soil, cloth, table, bowl, pitcher, water, razor blade, dish soap, bleach, retail bag, nail polish, manicure stick, bar of soap, lotion, nail brush, nail file, paint, duct tape