AYOTZINAPA, busqueda, muerte y renacimiento by Roberto de la Torre

Curated and presented by FADO Performance Art Centre at the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art.

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

Performance Art Dailies: Border Crossings (panel)
With Roberto de la Torre, Ali Al-Fatawi, Wathiw Al-Ameri, Serena Lee
October 29, 2019 @ 1:00pm
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto

© Roberto de la Torre, Ayotzinapa, muerte y renacimiento, 2014. Photo Henry Chan.

Performance Yellow

This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?

Top Notes

yellow mandarin, mimosa

Middle Notes

honey, chamomile, salt

Base Notes

narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer