Claudia Nicholson creates an alfombra de aserrín as a memorial to the Latina pop star Selena Quintanilla, whose dedicated community of fans were mobilised by grief following her murder in 1995. A day after Selena Day (31 March), Nicholson’s memorial will be animated by a tribute performance that will feature a performance of Selena’s hit songs by Amanecer, an Andean folklore group of six teenage musicians who share a passion for music with Latin roots. Latin American community dance group Azahares de Salsa perform over the alfombra de aserrín, echoing the ceremonial rituals that take place in Guatemala during Semana Santa, Holy Week. And Koco Carey – a Sydney-based queer performer – delivers an impersonation of Selena Quintanilla. Presented by Carriageworks.

Claudia Nicholson, Lost Without You 2016, (Alfombra de aserrín) Sawdust and Glitter, Image Lucy Parakhina