Julio & Lupita

Aurora Reinhard

2004, 04:35 minutes, colour, No Dialogue with Music


Julio & Lupita is a video work in which a middle-aged Latino man, Julio, dances with a life-size woman doll named Lupita. Lupita bends into the strangest and even most perverse positions, to a ghostly Latino rhythm playing in the background. The dance with the doll is based on the Latin-American custom of an abandoned husband making a doll in the likeness of his wife and dancing a last dance with it, after which the doll is burned.

Colombian street artist Julio Diaz, supports himself in New York by dancing with Lupita and other women dolls of his making.

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