Violeta Luna: Requiem for a Lost Land

Violeta Luna: Requiem for a Lost Land Marlène Ramírez-Cancio

Requiem for a Lost Land

Requiem is a performative intervention, by way of ritual, to remember the murders committed during the “war on drugs” initiative implemented by Mexico’s central government. Requiem is an attempt, from the realm of performance art, to open with a coroner’s knife the discourse of death put forth by those in power under the guise of “national security.”


Violeta Luna is a performance artist and activist whose work explores the relationship between theatre, performance art and community engagement, using her body as a territory to question and comment on social and political phenomena. Luna obtained her graduate degree in Acting from the Centro Universitario de Teatro, UNAM and La Casa del Teatro. She is currently an associate artist of the performance collectives La Pocha Nostra and Secos & Mojados.


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