La única bomba necesaria, which translates to ‘the only necessary bomb,’ is a word game in Spanish, where bomba (weapon) and bomba (pump) are homonyms. The heart is often referred to as the pump (bomba) of the body.
Regina Jose Galindo (Guatemala, 1974) is a visual artist and poet whose main medium is performance. Galindo lives and works in Guatemala, using that context as a starting point to explore and critique the ethical implication of social violence and injustices related to gender and racial discrimination, as well as human rights abuses arising from the endemic inequalities in power relations of contemporary societies. Galindo is, in Loris Romano’s words, “an artist who pushes herself beyond her own limits, through performances which are radical, unsettling and ethically discomfiting.”