Collection Title: Hemispheric Institute Encuentro:Staging citizenship : cultural rights in the Americas(7th : 2009 : Bogotá, Colombia). , Hemispheric Institute archive
Title: Marca y ego, oficios para el cuerpo (clip editado)
Alternate Title: Brand and ego, rites for the body (edited clip)
Alternate Title: 12 physical-rhythmical exercises of the Americas, without weapons
Date: 2009 Aug. 29
Location: Performed at the Universidad Nacional in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 29, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Work Type: Performance.
Credits:
Carmen Oquendo, videographer ; Gray Wetzler, editor.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:07:42
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: David Lozano presented 'Marca y Ego, oficios para el cuerpo' 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. Lozano’s work investigates how the body is constructed and conceptualized within institutions of state control. The alternate title for this performance, '12 Physical-Rhythmical Exercises of the Americas, without Weapons,' proposes compelling questions about the construction of the physical and the political body, always fluctuating between the individualistic and the social, and resisting or assimilating institutional conventions. The fact that performance was presented at the entrance of the Universidad Nacional de Bogotá also implies a reflection about the autonomy of this institution in relation to other organisms of control. David Lozano is a visual artist with a specialization in painting. He has a Masters degree in Visual and Fine Arts from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He teaches at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Unviersidad de los Andes, Santo Tomás de Aquino and the Academy of Superior Arts of Bogotá. Currently he is a teacher and the director of the School of Visual Arts at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. As an artist, his work has focused on the investigation of the pós-moderno and globalized body.
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