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

October 07th of 2009. 

Reflexion on the corporeal fragility and the perishable character of the human being.

In red I mark the vital spots of the human body to the rhythm of an audio made with the sound of broken glasses and creaking bones.

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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