PLATA O PLOMO
The personification of the hitman in this parody of a music video, inspired by the figure of the bad men-rapper of music videos, tells a fiction in which the act of killing is rendered banal, as in action movies, one after another.
“An explosive riot of photo, video and 3D animation in the latest from Colombian performance artist Nadia Granados’s body-based works. Parodying the format of a gangster music video, a Drag King cockily proclaims his capacity for murder against a dizzying montage of sanguineous images. Ridiculing a lauded culture of violence pervading pop culture and the media, Plata O Plomo dethrones the exalted archetype of the hitman and lays bare the cruel absurdity of necrocapitalism. Granados stages a fierce indictment on aggressive masculinity in gang culture that fizzes with punkish force.”
— Maria Paradinas