Collection Title: Hemispheric Institute Encuentro:Staging citizenship : cultural rights in the Americas(7th : 2009 : Bogotá, Colombia). , Hemispheric Institute archive
Title: ¿Dónde están?
Alternate Title: Memoria viva, mujeres en la plaza (clip editado)
Alternate Title: Where are they?
Alternate Title: Live memory, women in the public square (edited clip)
Date: 2009 Aug. 27
Location: Performed at the Plaza Bolívar in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 27, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Work Type: Urban (street) intervention.
Credits:
Gray Wetzler, Rachel Lears, videographers ; Gray Wetzler, editor.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:11:59
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: 'Where are they? Living Memory. Women in the Public Square' (¿Dónde están? Memoria viva. Mujeres en la plaza) was presented as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citizenship. The street action included 300 women, the majority of whom are victims and survivors of violence. Together with theatre and dance artists, they created a living, active and poetic presence, staging an aesthetics of resistance. This event made visible to Colombia and to the world the disappearances and forced displacements, the systematic assassinations of political leaders in the country, and the youth who are presented as 'false positives.' Those who are missing were remembered by walking through a series of panels, which reflected the void created by their absence. Patricia Ariza is a Colombian playwright, director and actress. Forty years ago she founded 'Teatro La Candelaria' with Santiago García. She is currently the director of 'Corporación La Candelaria' in Bogotá.
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