We play that I am hidden.
We play that you cannot find me.
We play that I stay here and I do not have to go.

For over a year, I was in an immigration battle to get my German visa to spend a year completing my artist residency at Kuntlerhause Bethanien. In the end, I lost the battle. The German Embassy in Guatemala granted me a short-stay permit of 84 days. Now those 84 days are almost up, but I still have so many ideas and dreams. I hoped to stay longer but I cannot.

My body remains tied to the underside of the work table in my studio. A body both hidden and obvious.

Photography Regina Sebald.

(Estudio Cerrado Kuntlerhause Bethanien. Berlin, Germany. 2014)