Interview with Rocío Boliver, conducted by Antonio Prieto Stambaugh, during the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia under the title Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas. In this interview, Rocío Boliver talks about her take on how her particular performance-related work makes a political intervention in the public sphere. This interview complements her performance Sonata para pepáfono y voz, Opus 140, showcased in this 10-day event, which brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citizenship.
Rocío Boliver, La Congelada de Uva, has been active in the art world since 1992. She began her career as a performer in 1992 with a reading of her porno-erotic texts, focusing her critique on the repression of women.