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Dislocation Massive*

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:30 Written by Elizabeth Romero

Changing, influencing and affecting would seem to be Laura Garcia’s premises; she has an enormous range of artistic expression and she is equally at ease undertaking actions or installations with working groups or acting as manager, editor and documentary maker. From the perspective of, “My eyes are always out of focus, (wide open ad nauseam) she deals with this reality of the country which remains concealed for others.

One image that reflects her stubborn hope shows her extracting a rock that had previously been submerged in a fountain.  She cradles it in her arms and lays it on the ground in an attempt to revive it with her breath; the rock remains inert: true to its heavy, static nature. Despite the evidence that everything seems useless, true to her nature, García continues trying to bring it back to life by giving it “mouth-to-mouth” resuscitation. From this absurd act we should perhaps intuit that either the author recognizes life in what is apparently dead or else is committed to compassion, that rare virtue of recognizing oneself in the other.

*Excerpt from the book: MD- 1 Desbordamiento de una perifería femenina, by Laura García


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