Tony Aguero moved to the United States six years ago from Costa Rica. MIEDO was inspired by navigating life in the United States. The show uses several mediums to explore the concept of fear; both personal and cultural.
“This show is the culmination of a year’s work. Part of my inspiration came from realizing that living in the United States, I had new fears that aligned with what I felt were collective fears unique to this country. I wanted to juxtapose the current environment against old themes and family values promoted by certain brands in the 70’s.”
The show is a testament to the fact that despite being deeply personal, fears are also widespread and cultural - from mass shootings to mass surveillance, nuclear war, racial profiling, environmental catastrophe, call-out-culture, loss of love and belonging - how do we cope in an age of anxiety?