Carol Montealegre (Bogotá, Colombia): High_Way

  • watch: 30th March 2020 at 1pm UTC
  • duration: 30 min

High _Way This performance is an exploration in between two women connected to a tree through a red long fabric each The head extends through the fabric connected with the branches and their feet are rooting in the earth, they will feel themselves in this connection and constriction and slowly they will search for multiple connections in between them and the wholeness Isolated in their own fabrics/ in their heads / in their bodies , they recognize themselves as part of the wholeness which also means in between each other nevertheless they have or not physical contact. This is a gentle and ephemeral installation in the land they have been isolated since the beginning of the quarantine in their country. Latin-American culture has physical contact as a very intricate behave in their social relationships, here they have decided to exile themselves in the country side with few other people also in a conscientious route to remember what life of the commons was for generations. Ancestral memory and consciousness as the root for the exercise of freedom and emancipation every colonial body is in the quest for.

BIO: Visual artist and filmmaker. Ms Montealegre studied Anthropology at the Universidad de los Andes with an emphasis on Art. In her degree practice she inserted tools from Augusto Boal’s “Theater of the Oppressed” in two rural schools of the Colombian Caribbean where she worked with children ranging in age from 6 to 15 years old for a period of year. She received a Master\’s degree in Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM. While there, she wrote her thesis “The Permanency of the Ephemeral”-an investigation into the experience of time / space from a philosophical and plastic posture embodied in the human body as a support for the experience in performance art. Recently her research and practice intersects cinema and performance art. She investigates the creation of experiences that allow the spectator and the performer to immerse themselves in other possible realities, for the sake of decolonization of the body, mind and soul. She currently runs an independent, self-managed Performance Art laboratory named Liminal Art Collective. She also collaborates with musician and composer Eric Hoegemeyer in the creation of experimental film under the name of Somnambulist_Films. Is currently writing her first feature film to be shoot in Super 8mm. ARTIST’S WEBSITE