Monday, 15 November 2010

Against Interpretation

"Against Interpretation" was the title of the 1st Visual arts exhibition of CASA Latin American Theatre Festival 2010, which has now come to an end. This ran alongside the selection of theater performances from El Salvador, Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay.

Against Interpretation was an exhibition that "eludes the disparity of contemporary Latin American culture to show unified works whose momentum is so rapid, whose address is so direct that the work can simply be…. It is showcasing exciting Latin American, London based artists", such as:

Carlos Martyn Burgos (El Salvador )
Marina Cobra (Brazil)
Marcelo Duchen Rodriguez (Bolivia)
Ofelia Diaz, (Venezuela)
Juan Carlos Farah , (Peru)
John Angel Rodriguez (Colombia)
Otto Schade (Chile)

Curated by Nina Brazzo and Diana Aramayo
A powerful image by Chilean artist Otto Schade

A great piece by Colombian artist John Angel Rodriguez

On the opening night, curator Ninna Brazzo dedicated an amazing poem written by herself to all the artists participating. I wanted to share it here as I think it's beautifully written and expressed.

Against Interpretation

Nina Alexia Brazzo Curatorship dedication to the artists:

The Time Of Times Will Come

These are times of more medicines
But less healthiness
More conveniences
But less time
More knowledge
But less judgement

When there is much in the window
But nothing in the room
Surpass the idea of content
Rise above the perennial interpretation.

No more poisoned sensibilities
No more revenge of the intellect
No more article for use
To the loss of sharpness in our sensory experience

Is this you?
Is this me?
Is this humanity?

This is not a gesture of the mind situated in some timelessness realm of capabilities
Attain alertness
Dispel the separateness
We can be together
Joint because under the creator we are one
Within boundaries we find expansion

Fighting the nafs of the subconscious
Yearning to return back to our innocence
Direct yourself to me
Free yourself from the itch to interpret
Freedom. Happiness. Simplicity.
Cultivate inside and out
Elude the otherness of contemporary culture and

clearing up...

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