Performance for the Festival 12Abierto de Acción, at the MURAM Cartagena (Murcia), within the program of the Miradas de Mujeres Festival. March, 2014.
After several months of feeling like a “mucama” (maid, servant) in my private life, I felt the need to make a new version of the Mucama performance created in September 2015. In this case, there was no time limit and the performance was carried out in the street. I make up a bed with sheets and a pillow and invite members of the public to take a turn in the bed sleeping, resting, and relaxing. They can stay in the bed for as long as they wish. While they are in the bed, I caress them, nurse them, and care for them. Some ask me to tell them a story or hold her/his hand. Some even ask me to cook soup for them.
After three hours, I end the performance by touching each of the sheets, and recalling through the colour and shape of the sheets, all of the people who have slept there. I get under the sheets and wrap myself in them, undoing the bed, until all of the sheets fall on the ground.
Photos: Verónica Cuquicú Fotografía