Collection Title: CADA (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) collection
Title: NO+
Alternate Title: NO mas
Alternate Title: Making of NO+
Alternate Title: NO more
Alternate Title: C.A.D.A
Alternate Title: Llamamos a intervenir la ciudad con la consigna
Date: 1983?
Location: Recorded in Santiago, Chile, between 1979-1985 (circa 1983).
Work Type: Documentary., Performance., Political performance., Acción., Video/action on art & politics., Graffiti/tagging.
CADA (Colectivo Acciones de Arte), producer, director ; Rubén Wiener, editor ; Lotty Rosenfeld, Gloria Camiruaga, Eugenio Ahumada, videographers ; Helen Hiuges, Lotty Rosenfeld, Fedora Torreblanca, Jorge Branmayer, Kena Lorenzini, photographers ; Lotty Rosenfeld, Diamela Eltit, Raúl Zurita, Juan Castillo, Fernando Balcells, creators.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:05:53
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: The Colectivo de Acciones de Arte (CADA) is a Chilean activist group of artists (artists Lotty Rosenfeld and Juan Castillo, sociologist Fernando Balcells, poet Raúl Zurita and novelist Diamela Eltit) who used performance to challenge the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. One of the most important contributors to the ‘Escena Avanzada’, CADA incorporated strategies of theatricality and performance as an essential element to all its ‘art actions’, while questioning the practices and institutions of all politics and conceiving art as a necessary social practice that eradicated the traditional distance between the artist and the spectator. Committed to the foundation of an open and spontaneous practice of spectatorship, their ‘interventions in everyday life’ intended to interrupt and alter the normalized routines of the daily urban life of the citizen, by means of a semiotic subversion that decontextualized and semantically restructured urban behaviors, locations and signs.In 1983, the 10th year of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile, CADA proposed the slogan 'NO +' (NO more). This was meant as an open text to be completed by the citizens, according to their specific social demands (No more ...). CADA invited Chilean artists from different fields to spread this message on walls all over Santiago. Wall tagging was the first form of NO+, but the slogan was soon used by different collectives all over the country as a massive public symbol of political resistance and non-conformity.Shown in this video clip is a 'Making Of' documentary, including a synopsis of the project (in Spanish), footage of the first NO+ actions in the Mapocho river in Santiago, and a series of slides (showing diverse actions, protests, plays, and wall tags) evidencing multiple appropriations and uses of the slogan for political intervention in the public sphere.
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Copyright Holder: C.A.D.A. (Colectivo Acciones de Arte)
Contact: Carolina Barra
Carolina Barra
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Chile