Alexandritas is a transdisciplinary, independent, self-managed and site-specific scenic project that aims to raise awareness among the global population regarding... Read More
Alexandritas is a transdisciplinary, independent, self-managed and site-specific scenic project that aims to raise awareness among the global population regarding environmental, educational, health problems and gender-sexuality and speciesism issues. I integrate this team with Cora Pérez Vergara, student of music theory, performer and singer of the Big Band University of Chile, Matías Mondaca, filmmaker and performer, and Felipe González Badilla, student of dance and industrial designer, Federico Andonaegui Wendt and Matías Mondaca, both performers filmmakers, and Yocelyn Contreras Pacheco, student of dance, performer and bellydancer.
For the Laguna Prize 2020 Art meeting, Alexandritas will dialogue with body repertoires and choreographic archives associated with pop divas (mainstream) and the queer-cuir (underground) scene, bringing back the anthropophagic digestion device developed from the performing arts by Tamara Cubas (2016) as an aesthetic linking strategy with the LGBTTTIQCA + population. The performance will consist of an electroacoustic musical composition produced and performed by Joaquín, Matías & Cora, and originally written by Yocelyn and I. In dialogue with this production we will present a composition of body movement guided by Yocelyn, Cora and i, which will be based on the dialogue with non-bibliographic material found in digital platforms, and also based on body repertoires that we have acquired through the mass media. Federico and Matías will compose a backdrop based on audiovisual records of the social outbreak and LGBTTTIQCA + artistic expressions in Chile. The changing rooms will be designed by all the people in the team in collaboration with Felipe González, and will be made out of recycled clothing and materials. The vocal and movement actions of Cora, Yocelyn and mine’s will begin in the circulation space of the assistants during the first minutes and then will move towards the stage. In the stage you will find Joaquín Montecinos from the beginning of the performance with a laptop and a synthesizer in conjunction with audiovisual material.
The performance will invite people that attend to the opening of the Laguna Prize 2020 Art to be affected by the rhythm of the music, voices and movements during six minutes of critical entertainment, based on our local and global situation. Our message is of optimism and emotional support, especially for the LGBTTTIQCA + community, and has as a priority to inform about the problems that currently affect their integral well-being. We seek to contribute with our performance to the defense of Human Rights in matters of education and health of the LGBTTTIQCA + population, from Chile to the world.
Our link emerged from the need to support ourselves emotionally and materially regarding our non-binary gender expressions and socio-economic issues. From these diverse experiences arise the imperative of a contribution from the living arts to effect the recognition of dignity as a condition of humanity, in the context of the precariousness and violation of the fundamental rights of the Chilean LGBTTTIQCA + population.