JULIA MARIA
LOPEZ MESA

We all carry the globalized world on our shoulders with all its implications, economy and systems of mass production, rentability, traffic and power relations. To create spaces for my journeys, I gather clothes, such as this yellow coat, made in China, coming to the United States by boat in an Italian carrier, before being distributed in Colombia. Because of its bright yellow color, nobody wanted it, which is what led this orphan piece to me: "this one is for Julia!" So this is also the story of my singular encounters with these garments, tossed from one trip to the next, far from their country of origin. Thus, these traveling clothes are also the projection of the body, a nomadic body that needs to build its own privacy, to find protection, to create its own space, to place itself between brackets in a world of fluctuation and movement.

Installation, performance, photography