David Somellera is a performance artist and an anthropologist from Mexico City.
Almost 2 years ago he moved to Madrid, Spain following the distress caused by the September 2017 earthquake which was devastating to Mexican civil society.
Now he lives with his wife and 4 year old son in the second most affected country for covid-19. Statistics have reported almost a thousand people were dying every day in recent weeks.
Before his new reality, he was working as a researcher on agroecology in a center called “Centro de Acercamiento a lo Rural” a space that combines investigation, training and cultural production through different lines of action, from a Documentation Centre and canteen to a Self-Publishing Workshop.
Veronica Alva interviewed David on April 13th to get a grasp of what reality for an artist and his family living in Madrid looks like. This video is the first of the #Throughthelookingglass series.
His work in performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fM2Qx_LLNA