Action with which I collaborate in PlenaMoon in the Old Part of Cáceres on Sunday 9 October 2022, night of the full moon.
The years go by and that makes me more aware of illness and death; mine and that of my loved ones. I am burdened with sorrows and guilt linked to my very old mother, who is losing all kinds of faculties. Her deterioration makes me think of my own.
I think that death is the only certainty we have, and I wonder why in this society we continue to live it as a taboo. This action helps me to approach it – death – to keep it in mind without drama and to wish to me, to my mother and to all beings a dignified and peaceful death.
A heavy mattress crushes me and I carry it, I move it, I carry it from one place to another… I return to the starting point to enter it and turn it into my shroud.
Thanks to Andrea Fallas for the photos and to Kiko León for recording the video and his help with the mattress.