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Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown

born Baltimore, MD 1981

Bañera de Flora / Ritual Bath



Runtime: 4:31

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A celebration of healing and rebirth activated by ritual cleansing. It incorporates releasing energy of past traumas, sorrow, and injuries in sacred space created to elicit cessation, processing, breathing, and mindfulness in “the now.” The performance-based act is an immersive celebration; an ancient feminine practice of ritual bathing; an initiation that evokes purifying the vessel, calming the mind, opening the spirit, and transmuting that which no longer serves; a restorative process that is self fortifying.

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Victor Rei Brown, Cinematographer


Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown is a performance artist, interdisciplinary fabricator, filmmaker, and mother of four. She is Black Latinx; proud to be a first-generation Panamanian born in the United States. She is a chamána (shaman) and comes from a long line of healers. Her work reconceives the life of an artist as thriving, nourishing herself and others during and through her creative practice. Her vessel is both her canvas and the instrument she creates with. During her performances, she sculpts space with her body. She is motivated by the idea of the collective oneness; that all is interconnected. Art is not something that she does. Art is how she lives. Who she is. Works of art are handled with care. She loves herself gently, with kindness, and encourages others to do the same through her works of art.