La Limpieza (Despojo). Couva, Trinidad + Richmond, Virginia (2022)

La Limpieza (Despojo) is a ritual to Oya, goddess of the wind, tornados and cemeteries. A cycle ends in this work by cleansing the whip used in previous performances/rituals and giving it as part of an offering. Orishas practices were banned in Trinidad and Tobago until 1951. The ritual occurs at the sugar plantation in Couva, where parts have been turned into a golf course, a secondary school, a cemetery and a cricket field, to name a few. 

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