Presented by FADO Performance Art Centre
In the context of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
October 29 - November 2, 2014
PERFORMANCE: Sunday November 2 @ 4pm ($10/pwyc)
PERFORMANCE ART DAILIES (artist panel): Border Crossings
Wednesday October 29 @ 1pm (FREE)
Moderated by Francisco-Fernando Granados
With Roberto de la Torre, Ali Al-Fatawi and Wathiw Al-Ameri, Serena Lee
PUBLICATION LAUNCH: including Roberto de la Torre's publication, De la mordida al camello, Roberto de la Torre / Selected Work 2000-2005, and other artist publications and objects.
Saturday November 1 @ 4pm
Roberto de la Torre works with temporary and contingent elements, and his work is usually generated in the public sphere. Manifesting as ephemeral actions in the form of sculpture, architectural, and sensory experiences created through the use of different media, and often employing the collaboration of a large number of participants, de la Torre’s work is best understood as documentation of the transient. The focus of his work ranges from social issues that occur in the local context as well as a global context. A tension between the physical and the intellectual permeates the fabric of his work, and the notion of “social sculpture” is developed through complex negotiations of permissions and participation in each setting the work takes place.
Ayotzinapa, muerte y renacimiento
Ayotzinapa, death and revival
By Roberto de la Torre
Image credit: American Soda by Roberto de la Torre. 2013. Miami International Festival'13 Performance. Photo: Márcio Carvalho.