Los gestos muertos

Book launch, installation and performance at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogota, 8 March–7 April 2018.

Los gestos muertos is a study of power based on the Colombian conflict and peace process, yet these meaningless hand postures can be observed in many places. In this installation, another layer of conflict was identified. In contrast to what was performed, the office walls were painted pink to emphasize the lack of female presence within the political arena. Women are still perceived as belonging outside power and, in order to hold power, they must perform a version of masculinity. Here, pink becomes the colour of resistance. The space is filled with sculptures, found objects and interventions, paintings and drawings that combine image, text and symbols of female nature; they form an archaeology of another ancient conflict in which power sharing remains deeply contested.

 

Installation view at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá, 2018. Photo © Ramon Laserna.

"I have you by a ball # 1" at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá, 2018. Photo © Ramon Laserna.

Installation view at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá. Detail, 2018. Photo © Ramon Laserna.

Installation view at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá. Detail, 2018. Photo © Ramon Laserna.

"I have you by a ball # 2" at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá, 2018. Photo © Ramon Laserna.

Installation view at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá. Detail, 2018.

Installation view at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá. Detail, 2018. Photo © Ramon Laserna.

Installation view at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá. Detail, 2018. Photo © Ramon Laserna.

Installation view at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá. Detail, 2018. Photo © Ramon Laserna.

Installation view at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá. Detail, 2018. Photo © Ramon Laserna.

Installation view at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá. Detail, 2018. Photo © Ramon Laserna.

Installation view at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá. Detail, 2018.

"Temperantia" at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá. 2018. Photo © Ramon Laserna.

Installation view at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá. Detail, 2018.

Installation view at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá. Detail, 2018. Photo © Ramon Laserna.

Installation view at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá. Detail, 2018.

Installation view at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá. Detail, 2018.

Installation view at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá. Detail, 2018.