SAYURI GUZMÁN
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Bio

Sayuri Guzmán is an artist, art critic and teacher in the Dominican Republic. In 2005 she began her exploration in performance art, and has done several performances since then, including En bandeja de plata, Costura para un corazón, and Sin embargo sigue latiendo. She also organizes and curates performance events in Santo Domingo with Arte-estudio, which she co-founded with Clara Camineros.

 

Abstract

Shared Garden
This performance gathers the names of thousands of people who died or disappeared as a result of the many Latin America's dictatorships and armed conflicts in the 1970's and 80's. Sayuri dyed thousand of popsicle sticks and wrote a victim's name on each; then she sat in a plot of land for hours, planting the sticks in the ground in the shape of flowers, creating a shared garden of memory.