This seminar/workshop is an introduction to a cartography on performance studies and their connections with contemporary forms of activism. It also ponders the transformations produced in this field by digital media. Performance is not only considered an object of analysis, but a method for intervening and researching current political processes. Works will be studied and exercises will be carried out with the goal of analyzing strategies and aesthetic and political effects.
Marcela A. Fuentes (marshagall) was born in Rafaela, in the province of Santa Fe. She works and resides in Chicago.
As a performance artist, educator and researcher, she explores the different ways in which artists and activists in the Americas use social media and aesthetics to create disruptive events in response to the subjectivism and relationships involved in advanced capitalism. Fuentes explores how these disruptive yet articulated pathways, channeled through structured actions, open up a horizon of possibilities where performance becomes a rehearsal of potential worlds.
She was awarded a Fullbright Scholarship and obtained her PhD in Performance Studies at New York University. She is a professor at the Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Her performances have been featured in Peru, Brazil, Argentina, and in different cities of the United States. She co-edited Estudios avanzados de performance with Diana Taylor, published by the Fondo de Cultura Económica