Centre Arminda Aberastury
Jill AnnieMargaret

10.07.14 03.08.14

Jill AnnieMargaret carried out during her residency within the ‘acePIRAR Program, a work in collaboration with groups of women from Idaho, USA and from Buenos Aires, Argentina, victims of child abuse or aggression.

This was a project in which the ‘ace Foundation had the opportunity to exchange its artistic activity with a new community and space, in addition to being enriched by the participation of the Oral Narration group belonging to the CIM “Arminda Aberastury” of the Directorate of Women of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.

HAIRSTORY / HERSTORY (by Jill AnnieMargaret)

Throughout human history and across cultures, the hair of loved ones has been kept for memorial, ritual and spiritual purposes. Steeped in mythology and a verifiable biological parameter, hair is a physical trace of the individual that is its origin. Paradoxically, when it is attached to the head, the hair serves as a great signifier of identity, but when it comes off it becomes something vile, repulsive; a mere trace of someone’s presence or evidence of a crime. In my work, hair serves as a catalyst to break the silence that suffocates those who have suffered the trauma of sexual assault, child sexual abuse or domestic violence.

In considering trauma, one experiences a multi-layered emotional process with no clear center or end. The memory required to transmute the injury can be excruciating. The production of the work and materials involved in the facility reflects the after-effects that are experienced in the wake of trauma and on the road to recovery. In this context, dissociation, repetition, masking, and stratification play a transformative role. The work preserves a hope for humanity and the belief that each person deserves to be free in their own skin, able to speak their truth free from shame, guilt and stigma. Gather offers an ethereal and enriching space that encourages reflection.

The work brings together a collection of women’s voices from Argentina and the United States, establishing an anonymous cultural record of courageous and generous people who were willing to share their stories and their hair to help this project and work to end abuse and aggression. sexual child.

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Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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