ARTIST TALK – DIGITALE KUNST / Ruth Schnell
Donnerstag, 22. November 2018
14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Ort: Hintere Zollamtsstraße 17 / 3. Stock, A-1030 Wien
NAOMI RINCÓN GALLARDO (media artist, Mexico City)
MYTHICAL/CRITICAL (UNDER)WORLD IN CONTEXTS OF DISPOSSESSION
The presentation will focus on an reseach-driven artistic project entitled "The Formaldenyde trip" that consists on a series of videos, songs and performances dedicated to a murdered indigenous environmental activist. Addressing racialized women’s stories of resistance against dispossession of their lands, cultures and bodies, the presentation will unfold strategies from an artistic research project engaged with a queer of color perspective inciting demands for decolonization.
Naomi Rincón Gallardo (*1979) based in Mexico City, currently living in Vienna. Her work addresses initiatives concerning the creation of counter-worlds within neocolonial settings. Through masquerade lenses she creates a place between radical alternatives, fantasy and crises of beliefs. Naomi Rincón Gallardo integrates her interest in music, D.I.Y aesthetics, speculative fiction, theater games, humor, decolonial and anti-racist feminisms, queer theory and critical pedagogy into her work. She is a current candidate for the PhD in Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.