|Six Acts: An Experiment in Narrative Justice (2010)|
|6-channel video installation|
|Six Acts at Hebbel am Ufer(HAU1), Berlin,two-channel video presentation||Six Acts at Henie Onstand (HOK), Oslo, two-channel video presentation|
These 'acts' focused on the need to remember the systematic elimination of voices that have dared to oppose the ruling order by articulating their differing points of view and that have denounced by name those responsible for Colombia's repetitive history of political corruption and violence.
Drawing upon the notion
of 'narrative justice;' that is, justice from the perspective of an
aesthetic experience instead of a normative concept, this work offers
an exercise of collective memory to underscore its transformative potential.
|Six Acts at BLAA, Bogota, six-channel video presentation|
ACT I - RAFAEL URIBE URIBE
Excerpts from "La Patria y la Libertad" (The Homeland and Freedom) by Rafael Uribe Uribe from 1901.
Performed by Carmiña Martínez on March 16, 2010 at El Parque Nacional in Bogotá in front of Uribe Uribe's monument.
Speech: excerpt of an unidentified speech by Jaime Pardo Leal from 1986.
Performed by Ivonne Rodríguez on March 16, 2010 at el Parque de Lourdes in Bogotá.
Speech: "Un programa para la victoria" (A Program for Victory) by Luis Carlos Galán from 1989.
Performed by Atala Bernal on March 16, 2010 at el Parque de Soacha where Galán was assassinated.
Speech: "Oración por la Paz" (Prayer for Peace) by Jorge Eliécer Gaitán from 1948.
Performed by Dubián Gallego on March 17, 2010 at La Plaza de Bolívar in Bogotá.
Speech: "Discurso electoral para la presidencia de Colombia 1990-1994" (Electoral Speech for the Presidency of Colombia 1990-1994) by Carlos Pizarro from 1990.
Performed by Lisandro López on March 17, 2010 in the center of Bogotá.
ACT V (EPILOGUE) - LUIS CARLOS GALAN
Upon the completion of ACT V - LUIS CARLOS GALAN, a group of elderly protestors approached us to ask how we could help with their struggle.
|3- INSTALLATION & PHOTOGRAPHS|
|Six Acts at Hebbel am Ufer(HAU1), Berlin,two-channel video presentation|
Six Acts: An Experiment in Narrative Justice responds to the assassination of liberal and left-wing political leaders in Colombia. As such, it is a context specific work that requires some historical background. If you wish, go to the links listed below to learn about each one of these historical figures:
Actors: Atala Bernal (Luis Carlos Galán), Dubián Gallego (Jorge Eliécer Gaitán), Lisandro López (Carlos Pizarro), Carmiña Martínez (Rafael Uribe), Francisco Martínez (Bernardo Jaramillo), and Ivonne Rodríguez (Jaime Pardo)
Clara Sofia Arrieta
was commissioned by Hebbel am Ufer (HAU), Berlin, Germany, and first presented
in the context of the festival "Libertad y Desorden: Young Art from
Colombia" in April 2010.
Hebbel am Ufer (HAU), Berlin, April, 2010 (Solo)
Museo de Arte del Banco de la República - El Parqueadero, Bogotá, August, 2010 (Solo)
Henie Onstand Kunssenter, Oslo, September 2010 (Group show: "The Creative Act")
Art Today Association - Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, September 2010 (Group show: "Dwelling in Travel")
27th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, November 2010 (Group show: "Monitoring Exhibition")
Museu Serralves, Porto, November 2010 (Group show: "To the Arts Citizens!")
Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart, January 2011 (Group show: "Medien im Raum")
Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 2011 (Group show: "Found in Translation")