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Wild People
Danielle Peters

28.12.12

ARTIST’S TESTIMONY

The idea of ​​Wild People came to me for the first time when I saw the engravings of wild men by artists Martín Schongauer and Albrecht Dürer. I was interested in the way in which these mythical men were illustrated in the paintings and engravings in Medieval Europe, with their bodies completely dressed in skin as a symbol of their “otherness”.

My use of paper is often held up as a similar symbol of this “rusticity” or visceral raw experience. The skin, flagella, and modules I use to create the compositions for my drawings and paper sculptures represent physical and mental sensations experienced by humans, but that we may choose to ignore or to hide due to social pressures.

I am very attracted to things that cause immediate physical sensations and that therefore the outside world and our own consciousness can interfere with them. This is an aesthetic and a theme in my work which I plan to expand in this new performance series where I work with costumes cut by hand on paper, to resemble the appearance associated with certain types of subcultures in today’s modern world. I am very interested in other methods which people go through in order to self-discover and how they manage to organize themselves to reject the morality of culture and create their own code of ethics, one that best serves their own interests.

Through adapting and stylizing their musical taste, body language, appearance, dance, and slang that defines certain subcultures, my performance will awaken the myth of the Wild People.

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Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

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.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

3rd Open Call
Residencies 2020-2021
Deadline July 31th, 2020

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