No + (1983 - to the present)
  • Title: No +
  • Alternate Title: No more
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: various
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1979-1996
  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Type-Format: performance, film, demonstration, documentary, installation
  • Credits: CADA (Colectivo Acciones de Arte), producer, director; Lotty Rosenfeld, Diamela Eltit, Raúl Zurita, Juan Castillo, Fernando Balcells, creators.

No + (1983 - to the present)

In 1983, the 10th year of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile, CADA proposed the slogan 'NO +' (NO more). This was meant as an open text to be completed by the citizens, according to their specific social demands (No more ...). CADA invited Chilean artists from different fields to spread this message on walls all over Santiago. Wall tagging was the first form of NO+, but the slogan was soon used by different collectives all over the country as a massive public symbol of political resistance and non-conformity.Shown in this video clip is a 'Making Of' documentary, including a synopsis of the project (in Spanish), footage of the first NO+ actions in the Mapocho river in Santiago, and a series of slides (showing diverse actions, protests, plays, and wall tags) evidencing multiple appropriations and uses of the slogan for political intervention in the public sphere. This acción continues operating until our present times - a protean work that CADA envisioned as an open path for future generations of artists and citizens.

HIDVL Video Holdings

No + Unedited footage I (1983)
No + Unedited footage II (1983)
No + Unedited footage III (1983)
The making of No + (1983)
Las mujeres votamos No + (1989)
No + Documentary (1996)