Sandra Vivas

Dominica | 2015 | 10 mins

For the last 30 years Pappy has been running unsuccessfully for Prime Minister of Dominica, each time gaining fewer votes than before. In 2014 he runs again, this time on a platform to legalise marijuana.


About Sandra

Sandra Vivas, born in Caracas, Venezuela, earned her BFA from Universidad Central de Venezuela and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and is a video and performance artist with strong conceptual influences, questioning clichés about identity and the structure of power in relationships. 

Vivas works with multiple media: including drawing, painting, video, live performances and most recently film. She has shown extensively in Venezuela and is recognized as one of the pioneers in the field of performance art as well as on feminism as a subject matter in her country of origin. Vivas has been living in Dominica, West Indies since 2009 and her work has been part of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

In 2016 Vivas made her debut as curator for the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival’s New Media event, showcasing experimental films by Venezuelan artists. 

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