︎LLEVATELO TO’ NO ME DEJE NA, 2019



︎Llevatelo To’ No Me Deje Na is an interactive installation,commissioned for the Shed’s Open call program.The installation is set in the bedroom of Nena, Corretjer-Contreras’s main character in the alternate reality of their making.Through the use of clothing and objects as a medium Corretjer-Contreras’s explores memories and visually reconstructs an absent history and identity.
    Juxtaposing the artist’s various personal experiences of performing to colonial expectations of Puerto Rican identity while living in the diaspora, the installation explores the history of invasion and exploitation of Puerto Rico through objects and garments that evoke culturally specific collective memories. In wearing Nena’s clothes and occupying Nena’s space, participants invade both Nena’s bedroom and identity.






>all pieces are made with found materials that connect to a memory.Piecing together a missing history and uncertain future through textiles and clothing. 




















                                





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