Infarto (2002)

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In Infarto (Heart Attack),  theater, dance, performance, dramatic text, movement, costumes, video, animation, projections, music and everyday objects are juxtaposed and confronted, placed in a liminal space where notions of precariousness are explored and celebrated. Along with fellow experimental performers Eduardo Alegría and Yamil Collazo, Teresa exposes the struggles, anxieties and exploits of being experimental artists in Puerto Rico. Forced migration, bigotry, lack of available spaces and proper funding, and the pressure to define their work within fixed boundaries of traditional art forms all pose a daily threat to artists, who metaphorically "infartan" due to these social, political and economic conditions. In turn, the artists celebrate precariousness, the unpolished work of art, the slippery path between disciplines, embracing affect and humor to assert publicly that their work is "a different kind of performance": "lo mío es otro teatro".

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  • Title: Infarto
  • Alternate Title: Heart Attack
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:01:20
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 2002
  • Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Teresa Hernández, Eduardo Alegría, Yamil Collazo.
  • Credits: Teresa Hernández, producer, director, overall concept ; Producciones Teresa, no inc., producer.
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