Rakel Winchester is a singer from Cordoba who in 2000 had her one-hit wonder with the song El marío de la carnisera. If what we call success or failure depends on many factors, in her case it has a lot to do with staying true to her style. Although that idea may be recurrent in biographies, especially in music, I can’t help but see something personal in her, beyond biographies, and that connects me with what I understand as art. If art has to do with life, in Rakel it is innate: lyrics that talk about life, life that depends on life, making decisions, staying in a position. A position that over time leaves traces, aesthetic flashes that sustain a body.
Although I’m still not sure what led me to propose this project, there is surely a sort of distorted mirror involved. Projections to deal with in the you to you, between modesty. In the summer.
*Last update (March 2022): For reasons beyond the artist’s control, the proposal has not been carried out and the grant received has been returned.