Courage II (2013) Photo/Foto: Julio Pantoja
  • Title: Courage II
  • Alternate Title: Coraje II
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:31:43
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 14 Jan 2014
  • Location: Presented as part of the Hemispheric Institute Encuentro: CITIES | BODIES | ACTION : The politics of passion in the Americas in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Teresa Hernández

Courage II (2013)

Courage II is a theater piece exploring urban violence in a country without a declared war, but whose citizens are nevertheless plagued by a paranoia generated by the security sector. This sector forcibly represses the memory of a militarized nation that has been involved in multiple wars, each financed by the arms market. The performance explores our own violence within this global context. Presented at the 8th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute, which sought to examine the broad intersections between urban space, performance and political/artistic action in the Americas. From the critical poetics of body art to the occupation of public space by social movements, the event invited participants to explore the borders, identities and practices through which subjectivities, hegemonies and counter-hegemonies are constructed in the spaces of the city and beyond.


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