SER PIEDRA, Videoperformance, 16: 40min, 2017.

Since ancient times, and more than instinct, human beings have buried their dead, because an unburied body is not dead, it is doomed. Antigone knew this, and that is why despite Creon's prohibition to bury Polyneices, she preferred to disobey civil laws rather than divine laws, at the risk of losing her own life. The burial grants a place to the dead in the world of the living. The tomb is the place of burial, a symbol, a door, which allows the dead to be kept alive, not forgotten

The Ser Piedra video performance consists of a cyclical action, which allows me, through drawing, to transform my own body into a grave. The exploration developed in this project seeks to answer in the first instance a question about the representation of the body of the disappeared person; Therefore, in an analogous way as it operates in the tombs, where the hardness and weight of the stone symbolize the absence, the emptiness, in this action the fragility of my body represents the rock, which is reflected in the lightness of the line that draws it.

The action is mediated by a webcam that projects my own image but with a small Delay, which allows the body to play as a back and forth in which one lives and dies constantly. This artistic gesture was very powerful for me. For from this, interesting reflections began to emerge; However, I was mainly interested in the one where the symbolic relationship between movement and life, and stillness with death, became evident.

Action - Wilson Arango

Audiovisual Production - Wilson Arango

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