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terça-feira, 21 março 2023 13:49

Interview with Marlene Wayar & Susie Shock (2019)

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In 2019, Marcial Godoy-Anativia interviewed Argentine trans/“travesti” activists Marlene Wayar and Susy Shock on the occasion of their event at the Hemispheric Institute “Travesti Cartographies.” In the interview, Shock describes their community work and how the trans women in their writing workshops express themselves with the profound sense of play necessary to elaborate the “political novelty” that is trans identity.

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terça-feira, 21 março 2023 13:46

Interview with Paloma McGregor (2019)

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Paloma McGregor, Hemispheric Institute Artist in Residence, sat down with Marlène Ramírez-Cancio to discuss her life trajectory and her work in the world of dance. McGregor's practice centers Black subjects through collaborative, process-based art-making, and organizing. A central piece of the conversation centers around McGregor's journey from journalism to dance.

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terça-feira, 21 março 2023 13:37

Interview with Nicolás Dumit Estévez (2015)

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In 2015, on the occasion of the publication of the “States of Devotion” issue of e-misférica, Marcial Godoy-Anativia interviewed Dominican artist Nicolás Dumit Estévez at the Hemispheric Institute. They discuss Dumit Estévez’ long-standing engagement with religion in his work, and how his relationship towards it becomes ever more earnest.
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Marcial Godoy-Anativia interviewed Venezuelan artist Deborah Castillo on the occasion of her installation “Marx Palimpsesto” (Marx Palimpsest) at the Hemispheric Institute. Castillo explains her philosophy of “radical disobedience” especially to “patria” (fatherland) and military power, which has characterized her consistent play with the monumentalization of Simón Bolívar in her work, and why she finds irreverent humor necessary in the context of “Venezuelan totalitarianism.”
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Macarena Gómez-Barris talks with Julie Tolentino about her multi-disciplinary perspective as an artist and the various spaces and modes of learning she has navigated in her 30+ years as an artist. As key figure during the ACT UP AIDS movement, Tolentino helped educate others on responsible sex in the gay community.
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In their interview with Marlène Ramírez-Cancio, Mercedes Francisca García Ordóñez and Clara Alicia Sen Sipac describe the membership, genesis, methods, repertoire, and ambitions of their Mayan women-centric theater collective Mujeres Ajchowen.
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Marlène Ramírez-Cancio, Associate Director at NYU's Hemispheric Institute, talks with 2017-18 Artist in Residence Sonia Guiñansaca about their work, creative process, and cultural organizing for undocumented immigrants. Motivated by the lack of political change for migrants, Guiñansaca emerged as a national leader in the migrant artistic and political communities where they coordinated and participated in groundbreaking civil disobedience actions.
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In 2018 at the Hemispheric Institute, Marlène Ramírez-Cancio interviewed Mariela Brito of the Cuban theater and performance collective El Ciervo Encantado about the performances "¡Guan Melón! ¡Tu Melón!" and "Departures," and about the span of their work more broadly.
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quinta-feira, 02 março 2023 15:08

Interview with Carlos Martiel (2017)

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In 2017, upon the publication of e-misférica’s “Expulsion” issue, Marcial Godoy-Anativia interviewed Carlos Martiel about his career trajectory as a performance artist and the centrality of the body as a raw material in his corpus. They touch on Martiel’s interest in ritual and sacrifice–-and Martiel’s use of his own bodily pain as an instrument of protest–-as well as his concept of “sinceridad corporal” (bodily sincerity), which Martiel characterizes as the forthright display of the normally obscured body. Other topics they discuss include: migrants’ fatal trajectories across the Florida Straits and the Mediterranean; gentrification; differences between racism in Cuba and the US; and Martiel’s Jamaican heritage. They specifically discuss Martiel’s pieces “Expulsion” and “Black Lament” among others.
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quinta-feira, 02 março 2023 15:04

A Conversation with Taja Lindley (2017)

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In this conversation with Marlène Ramírez-Cancio (Hemi's Associate Director of Arts & Media), Taja Lindley discusses her journey from a childhood in a predominantly white area of Georgia, to her activist work in racial and reproductive justice in New York City, to her deep dive into performance and her current "hustle" of purpose-driven, passion-filled artistic and healing practices.
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