"What can a body do? We know nothing about a body
until we know what it can do"
Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari
From the immigrant, the illegal, the homeless, to the many ways in which people can disappear, by choice or force, invisibility is a social but also a political, geographical and cartographical fact. What are we to do with an unidentified body is not only a question for forensics, and in that sense, this piece explorers the notions of rootlessness, exile, and disappearing as an embodiment of invisibility, which we present not only as an internal journey, but also as a social and political phenomenon. Our aesthetic proposal stands in the crossroads of dance, performance and visual art.
Becoming invisible is a collaborative project created by Nela Cote + Vanessa Vargas, working across the Atlantic, between Málaga and New York. This show was presented as a part of the crossing Boundaries' Dance series, curated by Marcia Monroe, which includes new work by choreographers who cross cultural, geographic & disciplinary boundaries.
photography: Andrew Ribner