Okan

Okan photo/foto: Julio Pantoja

Outdoor Performance Series - Body Geographies

Transmission

This action is conceived of as an exercise in which what is transmitted is not in the form of a drawing, but is rather a corporal sensation, intended to be transferred from one medium to another. While this is parallel to an electric current that travels throughout a cable it is also a group exercise to promote linkages and unification.

Written Body

This is a walk that takes people's silhouettes and shadows by storm, leaving the ephermeral footprint as an essential record, writing that the body leaves behind like a memory-book.

Making Way

The group members begin their walk through the streets with a water container and white rags; they collect footprints, and clean the feet and hands of everyone they encounter along the way.

Biography

Creative-research group led by Adrián Gómez. Affiliated with the Art department of the Academia Superior de Artes de Bogotá (ASAB) at the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. This collective connects with other groups in bringing together academic endeavors, such as the university creation and extension committees, and their desire to bring languages and disciplines into dialogue with urban spaces.

Members: Adrián Gómez, Ginna Alejandra Vélez Carrasco, Edgar Alexander Rodriguez Rodriguez, Juana del Mar Jimenez Infante, Jorge Enrique Bernal Aguilera, Johana Andrea Martínez Ospina, Juan Pablo Beltrán Hilarión , Jennifer Rugelis Charry, Juan Fernando

Media

Video edited by Gray Wetzler

Additional Info

  • Encuentro location (Bogotá): Plaza de Bolívar, Parque de la Independencia, y Plazoleta de las Nieves
  • Date: August 27, 2009
  • Country: Colombia