Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown

Negrita Doctress

2016 

Performance, Duration: 3 hours  
Installation & Sculptural Objects from Forest Floor Series
TRACES, Ni de aquí, Ni de allá at Area 405

An intricate celebration of a Panameña set to the beat of the Congo de Colon, which runs in her veins. The performance is an exploration of space, rhythm, cultural, spirituality, and ancient healing. The forest floor is her dance floor, nature is her medicine, and Coco Solo is her heart. The sculptural objects crafted and housed in her reliquary reflect upon the culture that is forever imprinted in her skin and fused to her bones. Panamanian Artista (Artist), Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown, draws from her experience growing up as a Negrita (Black Latina) often feeling misplaced and disconnected from her source. Her identity birthed in the pieces of Panama that her Mamá (Mother) and Abuelita (Grandmother) brought with them as immigrants to the United States.

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