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Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown

born Baltimore, MD 1981

Ritual Bath no. 4

2019

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Runtime: 1:03

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Synopsis

Video for large-scale (looped-play) projection from Ritual Bath series.

Biography

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.