Collection Title: Hemispheric Institute Encuentro:CITIES | BODIES | ACTION : The politics of passion in the Americas(8th : 2013 : São Paulo, Brazil).
Title: María José Contreras' Santiasco
Alternate Title: Santiasco Urban Memory Graft
Date: 2013 Jan. 18
Location: Performed in São Paulo, Brazil on January 18, 2013.
Work Type: Performance.
Victor Bautista, video editor.
María José Contreras Lorenzini.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:03:48
Language: No dialogue.
Synopsis: The 8th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute sought to examine the broad intersections between urban space, performance and political/artistic action in the Americas. From the critical poetics of body art to the occupation of public space by social movements, the event invited participants to explore the borders, identities and practices through which subjectivities, hegemonies and counter-hegemonies are constructed in the spaces of the city and beyond. Santiasco: Urban Memory Graft is a performative dialogue between fragments of testimony made by migrant women in Santiago and the body of the performer, as a way of creating a 'corporamic' view of immigration in Santiago.María José Contreras Lorenzini is a performer and Doctor of Body Language and Psychology. Her work is comprised of creation and theoretical research on the expressive possibilities of the performative body. She is a member of La Diferencia, a collective that has created a series of performances in response to the Daniel Zamudio controversy. She is also teaches in the Drama School at the Universidad Católica de Chile.
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