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PERSPECTIVE ARTICLE

Un medio, el cuerpo. Un miedo, el cuerpo

Carolina Muñoz Awad1,2*
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1 Department of Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, The Newschool, New York, USA
2 Architecture School, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Submitted: 26 June 2023 | Accepted: 21 August 2023 | Published: 20 September 2023
© 2023 by the Author(s). This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution -Noncommercial 4.0 International License (CC-by the license) ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ )
Abstract

I needed to feel held. Physically, by the inanimate, during a pandemic that was transmitted by touch. Doing nothing, while performing, became the subject of my studies. How do I perform with a body that does not know how it uses space, how much it measures, and how much it feels? Counting, keeping scores, and pushing to the limit of uncomfortability, became my way of establishing the timelines. Seventeen lemons, my own body weight, and 42 cm, are some of the objective parameters I found while enacting absurdity, improvisation, and movement through my human body. The resourcing of the works is part of the pieces themselves, leaving a trace of actions involved, blurring the boundary between daily life and the art I was creating. Yvonne Rainer, Herman Hertzberger, Gilles Deleuze, Rosalind Krauss, and Ernesto Pujol, among others, enter the conversation within my experimentations, as critical references, and guiding thoughts for the questions I have. The performative actions I produced are part of an embodied investigation that, through myself, encounters displacement, estrangement, irreversible loss, and grief, within a 2-year time frame.

Keywords
Performance
Absurd
Inventory
Grid
Body
Human
Funding
None.
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Conflict of interest
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