Alicia Mihai Gazcue was born in Uruguay in 1949. She currently resides and works in Bucharest, Romania. Her work includes performances, paintings on acrylic and charcoal on canvas, as well as pieces on paper, watercolor, graphite and charcoal. She studied literature and philosophy at the Facultad de Humanidades of the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay. Her work has been exhibited at the Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston in 2004, the Mills Gallery of the Boston Center for the Arts in 2008-2009 and at the Black and White at Hosfelt Gallery, New York in 2010. Her pieces have appeared in magazines such as Otra parte (Argentina, 2008), Point of Contact (Syracuse, 2009) and Review, Literature and Arts of the Americas (New York, 2010), and was mentioned in the book The Next Thing. Art in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Pablo Baler and published in 2013 by the Farleigh Dickinson University Press of Madison, USA. Her performances include Pasar entre ellos/Passera mellan dem (Lund, Sweden, 1974) and Para ser preciso/să fie precise (Bucharest, Rumania 1979). She also contributed to The Last Book, a project by Luis Camnitzer exhibited at the Biblioteca Nacional of Argentina in 2008.
Para ser preciso (1979-2016)
May 24th and 25th – 17.30 and 17.45 hs.
May 26th and 27th – 20 and 20.15 hs.
This five-minute performance is a poetic construction that reflects upon the notions of translation, interpretation and context. Its original debut was in Bucharest, Romania. This new version is a reinterpretation of the first version, maintaining the original concept, duration and music.
A performer will interact with a series of static images especially recorded for this video setting. Minimal, brief gestures, with no words and only discrete objects, all make up a counterpoint that will create an epistemological framework to interpret the images. The accompanying music will be ''Esperando el Coche'' (1923) by Carmen Barradas, a piece that hides a subtle questioning of the rules based on the piano and rattle interpretation.
Coproduction: arteBA, ArtexArte Fundación Alfonso y Luz Castillo and BP.17