Skip to Content

Patricia Ruiz-Bayon: A Vale of Terror, Transcended

Ruiz IMG 8578

In 2013, Patricia Ruiz-Bayon (MFA 1999) presented a performance piece in homage to the 2010 migrant victims of a drug cartel in San Fernando, Mexico.

Last year, I presented a performance as part of a recent series TSVYC-WAVAC, We are all victims and culpable. It is the first part, in which volunteer migrants from Guatemala and El Salvador participated along with me. It is a homage to the migrant victims in 2010 in San Fernando, Mexico, by a drug Cartel. They walk on an infinity symbol painted red, and earth from a corn field in the same town. I washed, dried and anointed their feet with lavender oil.