From 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 and visual art.
Humo is a collaborative project created by Nela Cote, Mariana Alivárez and Vanessa Vargas, Venezuelan artists working together across the Atlantic through Dancelab; a project that connects dancers, performers and visual artists lead by Vanessa Vargas, Brooklyn based performer, dance educator and researcher. She has presented her work in Caracas, New York, Lima, and Buenos Aires. In this opportunity, DanceLab gathered together Nela Cote (Málaga), audiovisual Journalist, dancer, performer, researcher and writer; director and editor of short films and documentaries for independent projects based on performance, body and video; and Mariana Alviárez (Buenos Aires), dancer, actress and performer, dance educator and researcher. She has been working with severals dance and drama companies, multimedia projects and films y Latin America, researching sounds and rhythms in Europe and South America.