Long durational video altar action En ti confio.
Vela Phelan, En ti confio. Venice International Performance Art Week (2014). Photograph by Monika Sobczak.
Boston-based artist Vela
Phelan was born in the Dominican Republic and was raised in Mexico, USA, and
Venezuela. He enjoys transforming and altering modern and ancient energy’s into
a new unknown universal existence. Vela's self embodies many methods, he is
always shape shifting and adapting to his instinct and surroundings. Since 1994
he has been actively collaborating with many artists as well as having an established
curatorial and solo career both nationally, internationally and in the World
Wide Web. Vela believes in magnifying the energy of time, objects and actions
while blending subconscious with spirit and allowing the unknown to present
itself. He is a practitioner of collaboration, surreal instincts and intuitive
At the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK, Phelan will present the long durational performance En Ti Confio, a video altar action which focuses on Jesus Malverde and idolatry particularly with the way in which religion, material culture, and visual spirituality are mixed and shaped through a current technological form.
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Vela Phelan, En ti confio. Installation view. Venice International Performance Art Week (2014). Photograph by Monika Sobczak.
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