The Journey to the Other

For the four months of the exhibition ¨Finding Correspondences¨ at the Surrey Art Gallery I provided free translation services to the latin migrant communities in Surrey. This process informed and transformed weekly the sculptural component of the installation in the museum, and through actions, performances and interventions. I also researched during this time the historical character of ¨La Malinche¨, translator and lover of Hernan Cortez. Analyzing the inception of the myth that surrounds her, through the process of the conquest, colonization, post-independence and post-revolutionary Mexico. Studying the contradictions that exist between her role of our mother of the mestizos, and the traitor of our nation. The identities of the participants will remain anonymous and the exhibition of the translated documents in the gallery was completely voluntary.