Collection Title: Hemispheric Institute Encuentro:Corpolíticas / Body politics in the Americas : formations of race, class and gender(6th : 2007 : Buenos Aires, Argentina).
Title: Silvio de Gracia
Alternate Title: Cuerpo torturado, cuerpo recuperado
Alternate Title: Tortured body, recovered body
Date: 2007 June 13
Location: Performed at Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 13, 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., Performance art., Political performance., One-person show (Performing arts)
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, producer ; Centro Cultural Recoleta, producer ; Silvio de Gracia, creator ; Dexter Miranda, videographer.
Silvio de Gracia.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:27:51
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Silvio De Gracias performance Cuerpo torturado / Cuerpo recuperado (Tortured Body / Recovered Body) 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. Silvio De Gracia is an interdisciplinary Argentinean artist and the director of HOTEL DaDA, a journal of mail art and visual poetry. He organizes a video-art festival in Junín, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cuerpo torturado / Cuerpo recuperado is based on the destructive actions that verge on self-aggression to allude to the political violence and the flagellation of the social body under Augusto Pinochets military dictatorship in Chile. This video also includes a post-performance discussion with the artist, moderated by Marlène Ramírez-Cancio.
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