photo Alison Kershaw
"Vélez created a video based on the life of a security guard who roamed the Victoria Baths at night"
Humberto Vélez: The caretaker (video installation)
Manchester based artist, HumbertoVélez was invited to make work for The Peripheric Biennial in Las, Romania. His chosen site was a Turkish Bath house. Originally from Panama, he had never seen a Turkish Bath and approached Victoria Baths to research the architecture.
Actually, the baths here are somewhat different to the ones in Romania but nevertheless this led to several new pieces related to the social and historical contexts of the building. For Romania, Vélez created a video based on the life of a security guard who roamed the Victoria Baths at night …