Without a Song
Laura Sofía Pérez


The plantain, once an offering from a seductive plant, is displaced to Buenos Aires and separated from its bunch or racimo, a recurring image in Puerto Rican painting history and a symbol Afro-Caribbean culture. In an attempt at resistance, the artist forcibly and unsuccessfully ties the fruits together and replicates this offering by embodying the invisible and generally displaced individual. This ritual proposes ways of decoding, reforming, and defining a lost identity. It also invites participants to reap a fruit not commonly harvested in this city.

This action, wich lies somewhere between offering and resistance is accompanied by music by Hernán Sánchez on trumpet and percussion, Fernando Kiener in

keyboards and percussion, and Luciano Peralta on bass. The musicians arrange and perform the songs Watermelon Man and Cantaloupe Island by Herbie Hancock on slower tempos, sporadically introducing phrases as well as other musical and sound elements, thus creating a meditative and introspective atmosphere that aludes to the collective unconscious.

Without a Song emphasizes African tradition of music, dance and rituals, which is characterized by being community-based, inclusive, and participatory. This exhibition also includes a panoramic projection that is part of an investigation on the African diaspora in the Río de la Plata, as well as a series of masked individual made from found images that are hybridized with album covers.

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

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


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


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


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.

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