Act 3. El golpe

Documentation of a performance made in collaboration with Andrés Felipe Uribe at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogota, 8 March–7 April 2018.

The artist’s book, Los gestos muertos (The Dead Gestures), was launched at Casas Riegne´s La Oficina del Doctor. As part of the event, Andrés Felipe Uribe presented a lecture-performance titled “El golpe” (The Blow) based on a poem by curator Amanda de la Garza that was inspired by an image in the book and especially written for this collaboration. The poem, declaimed as a political speech by the male performer in an environment of traditional male power (a highly respected professional´s office), speaks of a fight between adversaries, the moment of collision “An accurate blow as precise as treason”, a single blow that can knock an opponent with the downward slice of a hand, repeated again and again, to become ever more precise.

 

"El Golpe" at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor Bogotá, 2018. Video © Elkin Calderon.