In this edition of INTERSECCIÓN, Hamaca presents a heterogeneous program, in which violence, fantasy, plasticity, history, and a critical vision of the social are interspersed.
Different lines can be drawn that go through all the pieces, highlighting, perhaps, the corporality. In 127 bofetadas the body is the mechanism of aggression that replaces the bureaucratic and political apparatus and the patient and active subject of the sinister. Cuerpos # 1 Santa Águeda develops, precisely, around the body, in a kind of affective sculptural dialogue, in which skins and subjectivities come closer and are observed, touched, bringing time and materiality closer together. The corporal also appears in Los Jóvenes del Barrio, where bodies are observed and analyzed in their daily dynamics, in their particular context, as a single body and as many, dialoguing, dependent, subject to the same problems and conditions, mutually affected.
In addition, we find a concern for subjectivity and community. In the case of 127 bofetadas and Los Jóvenes del Barrio, the subjective vision of the members of a community is used to narrate or encode in the representation what violates us or conditions us as pieces in a common gear, always from within. Cuerpos # 1 Santa Águeda, on its part, collects experiences, obsessions, sensations or desires, and channels them towards the plastic, towards the tactile and suggestive of sounds and textures, creating community identifications or manifesting, with humor, traumas that transcend the individual.
The pieces that make up this selection have a forceful, sensory and bittersweet character. As a whole, they appeal to the gaze and critical capacity, advocate for search and curiosity, and offer terrifying and suggestive scenarios, both real and fictional, in a dialogue of perspectives from different times and places.
Curatorial text (by Lara Castro Lema)