Persistencia reaccional,  First Performance Art show at the Centro Universitario de Arte Arquitectura y Diseño.

CUAAD, Ex Claustro de Santa María de Gracia. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

December 7th, 2009.

 

Relational participative art piece. The participant will receive instructions to get involved in a game that has only one rule:

 

• The artist will mention a situation; If you have lived it, you will drink a shot of Tequila. If you have not, you will not drink.

 

The situations were dictated in a unidirectional way (artist-participant) and were always universal truths based on natural human behaviors related to social interaction. Some of the situations are the following: I have hurt someone, I have cried, I have felt superior to the other, I have fallen in love, I have love and lost, and so on.

Therefore the artist drank in all the rounds and the game ended once the bottle ran out.

 

"Never Never / never have I ever" is an exploration of the concept of truth that invites us to think about how despite our individuality we are social beings with basic levels of connection and the ability to empathize with others through our own experiences of communitylife. 

UTOPIA

Casa Viva, Mexico City, Mexico.

April 26th, 2019

I wrote a message in a mirror with red lipstick: "I loved you honestly and I have never acted with the intention of hurting you". Then, I wrote in 16 white plates reproaches and violent phrases of my past love relationships, one by one I broke the dishes on the mirror following a trajectory, my feet got hurt in the course due to the remains of mirror and porcelain. The action ends when I place myself inside a transparent refractory filled with cold water.

 

The phrases:

1. You are selfish

2. You don’t give a fuck about me. 

3. You are never there when I need you.

4. You never loved me.

5. Are you dating someone else?

6. You don’t care about our house.

7. You exaggerate your looks to get favors.

8. This is all your fault.

9. How do you have plans with friends? I wanted to see you TODAY.

10. I do not like that friend of yours.

11. The responsibility is partially yours, you should not get drunk.

12. I do not want to see you anymore, better stay with your friends.

13. You are the only person I can love.

14. You only care about your work.

15. I'll be better without you.

16. The only thing you did was abandon me.

 

 

Cisma (Schism) is by definition the separation of a person from an organization or movement - from "the whole" - originated by disagreement to a dominant ideology or doctrine but with the preservation of hope and faith in shared ideals.

The breakup in a relationship works in the same way. Romantic love seeks the imperishable and unconditional, so a flaw in the system forces us to return to the search for "true love" while preserving faith in its existence. On the other hand, the idea of ​​eternal love romanticizes domestic violence by comparing resistance with loyalty and unconditionality. In this context, the dynamics of control are disguised as attentions and amorous manifestations that show, on one hand, great interest and on the other, a false vulnerability that favors the exercise of manipulation for the permanence of the other party.


 

Alma García Gil

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