Mariposa, 2020 exhibited at Peak, located inside Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, was part of a series of exhibitions titled Distant Peak, which took place months before the long announced closing of the Shopping Centre.
Mariposa/Butterfly, 2020, consists of a video of a Small White butterfly or Cabbage White, flying around inside my apartment's kitchen projected sideways onto a temporary-built wall inside the gallery. This species, a natural to Mediterranean Europe spread to Eurasia, North Africa, North America, New Zealand and Australia through the development of human trade routes and the diversification of cabbage crops.
Moneda/Currency, 2020, a series of Mexican Peso coins that I hand carried to into the UK, placed on the beauty salon counter left behind from a previous business inside the gallery, which Peak had left inside the space for the duration the gallery was located in this property.
Bienvenida/Welcome, 2020, a welcome mat with a black and white image of the Union Jack purchased from Magic Carpets, a carpet shop inside the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, which was installed behind the gallery’s front door, that visitors weren't allowed to enter for the duration of the exhibition.
The video work was also exhibited on tiktok.com/@fantazia_ba