︎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 alter ego. 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. Participants can perform the role of both colonized and colonizer by trying on clothes and masks. In wearing Nena’s clothes and occupying Nena’s space, participants invade both Nena’s bedroom and identity. Through the use of clothing in the installation, memories are used to reconstruct an absent history 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.