INTERVIEW: director Thais Di Marco in Conversation with Anahi Saravia Herrera for Performing borders.
Thais & Anahi talk about activism in the arts, sloganism, racialised art market and exclusionary selection processes, community-based work and the connection between art practices and social movements.
These Thais quotes give you a little sneak peek of the interview!
“I work in the Netherlands at the moment and here the system works pretty much as if the public resources and theatre houses were talent agencies.”
“For a couple of years now I’ve been trying to integrate the idea that the performance as a product is not enough to embrace all the debates.”
“(…) I understand that when you have broken identities or hidden identities, like white supremacy, that’s a hidden identity, or you come from legacies of denial […], then it’s harder to understand the journey of your life as something that is not only about you.”
Bodies in Resistance | Encuerpando Resistencia is a series of interviews and research focusing on the body as a site of resistance in feminist and performance practices.
The series enters a dialogue with artists, activists, and those sitting in spaces of embodied practice, referencing the legacy of feminist Latin American movements and their work choreographing resistance. This evolving conversation as-research aims to connect practices across the Abya Yala diaspora, linking performance/political practices as well as body/minds across borders. It is convened by Anahi Saravia Herrera from Performing Borders.