Malignas Influencias/ Julia Antivilo & Jessica Torres



Santiago-Buenos Aires, Visual Binnacle

This is a performative action by Jessica Torres and Julia Antivilo, who traveled by land from Santiago, Chile, to Buenos Aires, hitching rides from truck drivers they encountered along the way. For "protection," they wore electric bras and other apparatuses of self-defense and pleasure. They screened the video documentation of this trip at the Encuentro, and displayed the chastity belts and other devices.


Julia Antivilo (MA in Latin American Studies, Universidad de Chile) wanted to add performative elements to her writing, so she created an interdisciplinary feminist collective in Santiago with Jessica Torres, Zaida González and Paula Moraga. In 2005, they wrote an essay called "Chastity Belt: A Prostheis is in the Minds of Latin American Women," which they've presented in Chile and Mexico.

Background Information
  • Country: Chile
  • Encuentro Location: Microcine (Centro Cultural Recoleta)
  • Date: Friday, June 15, 2007
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