Marton Robinson: Organegreros

Organegreros. Photo provided by the artist.


The performance explores variants of the mask and their possible uses in tandem with postcolonial projects. Masks and/or the act of masking of the body perpetuates problematic histories that include, but are not limited to, social rituals of mockery as public shame, ethnological practices, and assimilation.


Marton Robinson (Costa Rica/US) investigates modes of communication and translation, history, and culture that challenge the representations and assumptions of popular culture. Robinson’s work exposes the nuances present in the Afro-Latino experience, enriching critical discourse surrounding contemporary works of the African Diaspora.