Canchas de Algodon de Azucar. Couva, Trinidad (2020)
Performance By Raquel Vasquez La Roche and Luis Vasquez La Roche.
Both performers walk through sugar cane fields in Trinidad and Tobago. These fields were harvested by the British to produce sugar, but that were previously cotton plantations under the Spanish crown. Dressed in protective suits (called OYA-9394) they walk and dig through the soil and lift their childhood basketball hoop. This video is interested in how we move around spaces that were previously Sugar lands and how they become recreational spaces (Football fields, Basketball courts or Cricket fields).
There is a play between the word cancha in Spanish and its translation to english. Cancha in Spanish exclusively means court in English, but it could also be translated to the word field.