International Performance Festival Conquista Ruas, Vitória da Conquista, Brasil. August 1st to 4th, 2018
9 Encuentro de Performance AVD October12th 2018. Brasil- Colombia
Performance Show Liberté
by Salomé Cosmique and Verónica Ponce de León
Photographer: David Acosta
It is often difficult to accept ourselves as time passes and our mind and body change. Forming wrinkles, gaining weight, growing white hair, transitioning (or chosing not to transition ) for one’s gender identity, giving birth and acommodating new life. This changes are part of life, but we are encorage to hide them.
Dissident Bodies is a curated live and digital performance that seeks to empower participant and viewers by challening the concept of beauty, gender and social conditioning , wich can distance us of our true nature.
We invite you to send us a video performance (max 10 minutes) about your changing body and how have you acceppted it or not.
Please send the video before September 1st in orden to be part of our exhibition. Wich will take place at Tattooed Mom on September 13th, 2018
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An exhibition opening at Little Berlin and organized by Salomé Cosmique and Verónica Ponce de León presents the work of nineteen artists from Latin America and the United States. Their varied responses to a call about self image and the acceptance of ones body as is, is at the center of this beautiful photography exhibition of self portraiture, photographs of the self as a form of protest and rebellion where the subject matter itself forms an axis of resistance and empowerment.
At the center of the work of these talented and bold photographers (male, female, and trans individuals) is the ability to accept their bodies as they are, and in so doing, eschewing societal conventions which seek to regulate and restrict the human body through expectations placed on gender and beauty.
Dissident Bodies seeks to empower both the artist and the audience to accept their bodies as they are.
Salomé Cosmique (Colombia – USA)
Verónica Ponce de León (México – USA)
Hans Cabrera (México – USA)
Sandra Ponce de León (México)
Lola Perla Performancera (México)
Tina Pit (Colombia)
John Campo @pasioncuzquena (Colombia)
Norma Corrales (Colombia – USA)
Catalina Higuera (Colombia)
Oscar Casallas (Colombia)
Juan D Quintero @juandqmt (Colombia)
Carlos Salguero (Colombia)
Zuleira Soto Roman (Puerto Rico)
Adaira Rojas (Puerto Rico)
Jodi Bosin (USA)
A.V. Rankin @avrankin (Uruguay – USA)
Natalia Cabezas (Chile)
Patricia Rincón @slowmotiv (Colombia – Chile)
Abril Troncoso (Dominican Republic)
June 16th – June 24th 2018
Gallery Hours: Sunday June 17th and 24th, 1:00 – 4:00
Salomé Cosmique is a Colombian performer, visual artist and curator who uses her arts as a vehicle to protest political and social issues. She believes that arts can transform, change and heal lives. Since 2012 her work has been focused on topics like immigration, colonialism and women’s inequality. Also, through her performances she wants to recall the memories of our ancestors. She has exhibited in France, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Chile, Colombia, Brasil and Philadelphia.
Verónica Ponce de León
Multidisciplinary artist, theater, dance, quiñol theater, (voiceover) dubbing, mache paper art, educational art, literature, stage direction and performance. She seeks to communicate and sensitize the closest. She loves nature, animals and she loves what she does.
Performance Show Cage by Salomé Cosmique Dissident Bodies Photographer David Acosta Cynthia Kreilick
Performance show Dissident Bodies by Salomé Cosmique and Verónica Ponce de León
Installation Dissident Bodies
Sonido Oscar Casallas (Colombia)
Vídeo Catalina Higuera (Colombia)
Memory is the scribe of the soul.
All of my memories have made me what I am now. When we recall our memories they come back to life and we can travel through time. We can see that the past and the present are together in every moment of our lives. If we keep alive our collective memories we become aware of the power and the importance of our history.
The performance My memories Your Memories seeks to highlight our remembrances and our past and how our memories mark our history and permeate our bodies defining us as person.
Fotographer Neil C. Johnson, Linda Dublin and David Acosta