Activities

Performance

Miss Universe/o
Camila Salcedo

20.02.19

Miss Universe/o: Comandanta America

In this version of Salcedo’s performance character, Miss Universe/o is dressed as a military commander. Her camo uniform is made up of fabric designed by the artist herself, which contains the map of the American continent camouflaged in various shades of pink, green and blue. In the background, there is a rotating slideshow of collages that use the map of the American continent without national borders depicted. In this performance, she starts by taking off a layer of clothing and military-style boots, so as to infer that she is “off duty”. Then, she proceeds to take out from a suitcase which was constructed out of the Venezuelan flag small flags one by one. Each flag corresponds to the twelve countries with the most Venezuelan immigrants of the Bolivarian diaspora, and they’re made from cuts of the original flag that are then weaved together again in crochet style. There’s a vinyl map of the American continent on the floor, and Miss Universe/o places each flag on top of the corresponding country. Every time she lays down a flag, she steps on top of it with her two feet, signifying new roots for Venezuelan migrants through attempting to be grounded. The amount of time she spends standing on each flag/country directly relates to the number of Venezuelans in that country. Later, she lays down on top of all the flags, so as to erase or block the borders by covering them with her body. She finishes the performance by picking up each flag and making a stack of them on top of Venezuela on the map, and lays her military necklace tag on top.

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Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
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Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

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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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Residencies 2021-2022
Deadline October 31, 2021

 

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