Andrés Sebastián Murillo


photo/foto: Julio Pantoja


This site-specific project took place at the Santamaría bullring in downtown Bogotá. A bull was drawn on the sand, and then set on fire after nightfall; the silhouette was then erased, but as more attempts were made to erase it, the more visible it became. This performance exposed the vicious circle of the bullfighter assistant, the ‘monosabio,’ which is born and dies in an eternal return. This performance explores the notions of life and death, both contradictory and complementary – the ‘monosabio’ tries to clean the trace of the death, just to set up the stage for more deaths. In doing this action in a space situated in downtown Bogotá, the performance addresses the current violent political situation in Colombia, and questions the problematic and non-natural circle of life and death that this context implies.


Andrés Sebastían Murillo Espinosa is an art student at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Since beginning his studies he has developed a rigurous process that involves working with different artistic practices.

Background Information
  • Encuentro location (Bogotá): Auditorio León de Greiff, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Date: August 29, 2009
  • Country: Colombia
Permanent URL: Video edited by Gray Wetzler