Celeste Marie Welch (USA)

Interdisciplinary artist Celeste Marie Welch works in sculpture, photography, installation, video, sound and performance. Using different forms of craft such as crotchet, knitting and restoration of objects, her sculptures function as props in pre-choreographed performances that are often accompanied by a video projection. Her time-based surrealist works address multiple queer personas that construct narratives through dream imagery and dialogue. Her work remixes the accoutrements of gender oppression and returns them as tools for play when performing the body.

Presented at VIVA!, “Fotos y Recuerdos” will be derived from her research about Tejano culture and her relationship to Mexican American culture as a Mexican American Queer. The performance purposely shares its title with a song by Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, the character inspiration for this performance.

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