_WALKS _WALKING_ WALKERS_
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
02/13/2023 — 02/23/2023
Formative project developed in alliance with Kiosko Galería with the participation of artists and art students from Santa Cruz de La Sierra and La Paz.
According to Silvio Lang, "artistic activity un-makes, re-imagines and re-makes the land of the conqueror. It is a practice of 'interior decolonization' (Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui) and invention of forms of life." Nothing less, nothing more, and always collectively—among material and immaterial bodies, humans and other-than-humans, the living and the dead.
The CLASSROOM _WALKS_WALKING_WALKERS will unfold as a series of collective walks intending to articulate artists with different experiences, ages, backgrounds, and interests: practitioners of performance art, dance, visual arts, photography, audiovisual, theater, circus, and poetry.
The main goal of this program led by Eleonora Fabião is to work dialogically and collaboratively, share archives and theoretical materials about action art, debate aesthetical-political issues, experiment psychophysical practices, share Brazilian and Bolivian perspectives and traditions and, above all, perform site-specific actions together.
These walks will be performed during the carnival festivities in the center of Santa Cruz de La Sierra and its surroundings and, sometimes, they will involve materials such as bamboo rods, coal rocks, water, colored fabric, or nets. These collective walks will be conceived and performed attentive to the circumstances, historical forces and ghostly matters that co-compose the socio-urban fabric. This group is interested in the art of opening paths.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1968) Performance artist and theorist. She has been widely performing, participating in exhibitions, lecturing, teaching and publishing internationally. Her performances have been enacted in several contexts—galleries, biennials, festivals, universities, theaters—but mainly in the streets. Fabião is a professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; she holds an MA and a PhD in Performance Studies (NYU), and an MA in Social History of Culture (PUC-Rio). She is also a researcher at the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq).