Vídeo/Performance. The passion of Edu Fernández is a remake of ...Read More
passion of Edu Fernández is a remake of the 1928´s film The Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer.
behavior of Juana - interpreted by the legendary actress Maria Falconetti -
recalls the symptoms of a psychosis, and illustrates the pathologization of
women; likewise, the exploitation and dehumanization of the great autre (the
indigenous, the proletariat, the stranger ...). All these phenomena were
essential for the development of colonial imperialism and the subsequent
industrialization of the West. The Italian philosopher Silvia Federici points
to the medieval witch hunt as the
first accumulation of premodern capital, and the performer Edu translates this
history into the contemporary language of identity policies and social media
makes the spectator part of an intimate story, constructing an imaginary space where
we can question the limits of the ethno-nationalist dogma. Keeping an eye on
contemporary (trans) emerging communities, where sex, race or class dissipate,
leaving the social body alone with that feeling of uncertainty so characteristic
of the end of modernity.