Collection Title: Hemispheric Institute Encuentro:Corpolíticas / Body politics in the Americas : formations of race, class and gender(6th : 2007 : Buenos Aires, Argentina).
Title: Diana Raznovich
Alternate Title: Cuerpo efímero
Alternate Title: Ephemeral body
Date: 2007 June 8
Location: Performed at Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 8, 2007, as part of the Sixth Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Corpolíticas en las Ámericas / Body Politics in the Americas : formations of race, class and gender.
Work Type: Performance., Multimedia performance., Feminist performance., One-person show (Performing arts)
Hemispheric Institute, producer ; Centro Cultural Recoleta, producer ; Diana Raznovich, creator, author, cartoonist ; Lidia Milani, video ; Delia Cancela, wardrobe consultant ; Marga Borja, staging consultant ; Beatrice Glow, videographer.
Pía Uribelarrea.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:30:15
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: Video documentation of the performance El cuerpo efímero: una muerte de lujo, (The Ephemeral Body: A Luxury Death) presented as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina under the title CORPOLÍTICAS en las Américas: Formaciones de Raza, Clase y Género / Body Politics in the Americas: Formations of Race, Class and Gender. Created by Diana Raznovich ( and performed by Pía Uribelarrea, El cuerpo efímero explores the ways in which anorexia responds to a paradigm espoused by pharmaceutical multinational corporations, the fashion and beauty industries, and companies that make all kind of diet products. The process of producing brand fashion begins in clandestine factories that hire women at slave wages and ends in catwalks that hire slaves who pay with their death.
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