This is a participatory performance/dance project that stages the idea of oblivion in relation to space, time, perception and territoriality. In this piece, we explore the use of the body as a migratory tool, a surface, a territory, but also a place to be forgotten; overlapping video projections and sounds, that determinate the course, the path of our bodies and the audience during the piece. This piece explores the notions of rootlessness, exile, and oblivion as an embodiment of invisibility, which we present not only as an internal journey, but also as a social and political phenomenon, crossing boundaries between body and social practices.
Marisabel and I, both Venezuelan performers migrated from Caracas 3 year ago. Here in New York we start to explore the embodied of migration in our artistic practices separately: I went to Chiapas-Mexico in 2015 to explore the migratory
issues in Centro America, and she worked with communities at risk here in New York, but after the political issues that have occurred not only in our country but in the world, we decided to work together, share our practices and start working towards a common aim: perform migration, talk about it on stage, and invite people to participate.
Pic courtesy by Florencia Alvarado and Deborah Castillo