Collection Title: CADA (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) collection
Title: Acciones sobre arte y política CADA, 1979-1985 (still images)
Alternate Title: CADA photographic documentation
Date: 1979-1985
Location: Footage captured in Santiago, Chile, between 1979-1985.
Work Type: Documentary., Political performance., Acción., Video/action on art & politics.
CADA (Colectivo Acciones de Arte), producer, director ; 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): 00:20:25
Language: Text in Spanish.
Synopsis: The Colectivo de Acciones de Arte (CADA) is a Chilean activist group of artists 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.Shown in this video clip is mixed footage of photographic documentation of renowned works by CADA performed between 1979 and 1985, including: 'Viuda', 'Ruptura', 'Para no morir de hambre en el arte', 'El fulgor de la huelga', 'Inversión de escena', '¡Ay Sudamérica!', 'A la hora señalada', and 'No +'.
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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