Nevada snow covered

Performance

2018

 

Upon seeing the mountains of Nevada whose peaks were covered with snow for the first time in the early 1800s, the Spanish explorers gave the region the name it bears until today which translates to “snow covered” in Spanish.

However the cultural and historical connotations that have been created for the area almost exclusively call to mind a picture of scarce civilization in a hot and dry climate. The artist took this contradiction as motivation to attempt to match the cultural and physical identities of the place by transforming it into a winter landscape using a  fire extinguisher.

Image: Nadine Cocina

Art © Gregor Vogel 2019