Back to THE HISTORY OF THE FUTUREFall 1999/ Winter 2000

Friday, October 22, 1999   Endurance:

Papo Colo, West Side Highway Drag: Superman 51

Superman 51 is an act of political exorcism. Superman 51 is a metaphor for the U.S.A. "Men", soldiers, leaders, etc. Superman 51 is the discourse that was advertised in my native island of Puerto Rico. To become the 51st state of the union. The act is to attach to my body with ropes 51 sticks of wood. Each of the sticks has a name of a state in writing on the wood. And I run until exhaustion. Symbolizing ideas:
      A. A sacrifice to become (a state)
B. A martyr for its (independence)
This dichotomy is spice. With the religious image of penitence and the stamina of mental and physical endurance.

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