Eloy Cruz del Prado works between the roles of resistance and self-reliance in the development of intimacy, sexuality, care, and love. His research focuses on these tools in the creation of non-normative identities allowing for the growth of new social imaginings and defiance. In del Prado’s performance and installation works, social belonging is unraveled through an emotional and political lens, while tradition, as a strategy for the settlement of social structures, and memory, as a malleable object, are present as important agents in this process.
Social and intimate gestures are abstracted, becoming actors for the destabilization of normative structures. Recall rural roots, to auto-fiction stories that reflect on an understanding of intimacy. Currently, the approach to this concept is questioned through a lens where recognition through labor shapes the insight of care, sexuality, or love. With this comes an idea of success within a capitalist frame, that influences social behavior and the artist itself.
The forms that this theory takes are installation and performances, where a selection of materials and elements like sound, lighting, and text, are dissociated in order to create a composition capable of suggesting different layers depending on the eyes of the viewer.
Read more about Eloy Cruz del Prado’s project during DE KWEKERIJ here.
- DE KWEKERIJ
- 18 May-5 October 2022