Oggun: Creating A bridge Among Worlds

Video/ performance/installation by Leandro Soto

Assuming the roll of a construction worker like Orisha Oggun, the artist creates and destroy in a permanent cycle. With recycled materials, objects, tools, and trash Oggun builds a city in slow motion. At the end, evaluating his final results, the Orisha destroys the entire arrangement looking for a better way to render his ideas. This cycle of destruction/construction is performed with alternating classical European music and Yoruban music dedicated to the Orisha.