In the early 1990s, as I entered into my teenage years in Caracas, Venezuela, I experienced what is known as a Cacerolazo - a peaceful form of urban protest that consists of striking pots with cooking utensils. Participating in this act of civil rebellion remains etched in my memory. Cacerolazo, is an installation of hundreds of pots, pans, and utensils suspended from the ceiling, hovering at various heights. The piece hopes to engage the community in dialog about forms of peaceful resolution to conflict and questions how a community makes its voice heard in times of conflict. This piece also examines hunger and food insecurity issues, represented by the empty pots. Cacerolazo calls for help and offers hope to end violence and hunger in a world that is suffering political unrest.
- Art form: Installation
- Depth: Approximately 20ft x 20ft (has some flexibility to expand or reduce)
- Medium: Pots, pans, implements, and yarn.
- Width: Approximately 20ft x 20ft (has some flexibility to expand or reduce)
- Year created: 2017
- Height: Variable depending on venue ceiling.