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Luis Vasquez La Roche

But The Real Ones Just Like You Just Like Me
2021
Hard Candy / Performance
11in x 5inx 3.5in


But the real ones, just like you, just like me, is a performance that takes place in a sugar cane field in Couva, Trinidad. In the performance, I “clean” a sugar cast pair of Air Jordan 1’s. I scrub with a brush and rub with my hands until the shoe dissolves. As it melts, parts of the shoe get sharper, and it cuts my hands as I try to “rub it clean”. No longer the shoe gets “cleaned” with just a brush and water but is also being “cleaned” with blood.