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Transart Faculty Nicolás Dumit Estévez presents “I Swam with a Mermaid”


Nicolás Dumit Estévez

“I Swam with a Mermaid”
Tuesday, March 25th, 12:00 Noon
University Galleries of Illinois State University
110 Center for the Visual Arts
Normal, Il 61790-5620
Estévez gives a Power Point presentation on the noteworthy characteristics of Speedos, which leads him into a narration of an encounter with an underwater creature at a Caribbean beach resort. He recounts an unexpected face-to-face meeting with a being that feeds fresh algae and boasts an iridescent tail dotted with pearly scales. The audience is gradually submerged and witnesses Estévez’s trials as a tourist stranded in the warm waters of the tropics, running the risk of missing a buffet dinner at the Hibiscus Lounge back at the hotel.
The presentation includes drawings and photographs documenting his pseudo-anthropological account that takes as reference Zora Neale Hurston’s  experiences as described in “Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica.”
First presented in 2008 as part of as Latina Moves at Princeton University.
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