El golpe

A project created in collaboration with curator and poet Amanda de la Garza and performer Andrés Felipe Uribe for the launch of the artist’s book, Los Gestos Muertos at Casas Riegner´s La Oficina del Doctor, Bogotá, Colombia.2018.

“El golpe” (The Blow), a poem especially written for this performance and inspired by an image from the book, is declaimed as a political speech by the male performer in an environment of traditional male power, the executive office. The poem speaks of a fight between adversaries, the moment of collision, “An accurate blow as precise as treason” not uncommon in politics: of a single blow that can knock down 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.