the body or bodies of renewed creative force
Friday 30th June & 7, 14, 21, 28 July
From 16:00 to 20:00 hrs
(last session from 16 to 18 hrs)
Laila Torres Mendieta
Av. Baja California 210 int. 501, corner w/Anahuac, Roma Sur.
Two blocks away from metro/metrobus Chilpancingo.
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The course takes the concept of malady as a standpoint for debate between the aligned struggles of the peoples (otherwise minorities) that have united to the energies that up to this day constitute the sheer force of radical politics. That is instrumental to understand the form in which we conform to a sense of normalcy vomited by an institutionalized sense of equality and that takes away that which is unwholesome.
The course pretends to ignite discussions around our understanding of emancipation, normativism and equality and propose to keep on appropriating the voice of illness/gender/self as an effective form of intellectual resistance.
I. Of self and other mythologies
II. The nostalgia of pop culture and its failure of achieving future
III. Nonconforming to the norm(s)
IV. On cruelty and horror
TAUGHT BY LAILA TORRES
Graduated from the Faculty of Visual Arts Xochimilco, where she graduated with honors 2005-2008. She later obtained a master's degree from the Dutch Art Institute, (Arnhem, The Netherlands) from 2013-2016. She was a scholarship holder of Jumex and ArtEZ University of the Arts 2013-2016.
She has participated in collective initiatives, exhibitions, summer schools and collaborations in countries such as Serbia, Iran, Ethiopia, Germany, Holland, Norway, Mexico, France and the United States. Her master thesis was developed as a critical essay reviewed by Bridget Crone (a professor at The Goldsmiths Academy) http://dutchartinstitute.eu/page/7496/laila-torres-mendieta---the-mythical-xeno-droids---researching-the-materializa and as a "Lecture Performance" style presentation in a lifestream.