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by Malignas Influencias
August 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018
Every month Marginalia invites an artist, curator or project to provide a series of images that will serve as the background of Terremoto, in relation to their practice and current interests. At the end of each month, the identity of our guest is revealed and the whole series of images is unveiled.
Malignas Influencias was a collaborative space focused on the creation of feminist art. It was founded in 2004 out of the need to provide more performativity to an essay written by Julia Antivilo about the existing metonymy of the chastity belt as a prosthesis instilled in the minds of women since colonial times (http://www.malignasinfluencias.com/textos/cinturon.htm). For that, we joined forces with the photographer Zaida Gonzáles and the sculptor Jessica Torres for the first meetings. Subsequently, in 2006, the dancer and choreographer Paula Moraga was integrated into the collaborations. Many people collaborated with the proposals of the collective such as the photography models, the people who supported the transfer of works, technical assistance, support in photographic and video footage, sponsorships in materials, attendance to events in order to finance our works and travels to participate in performances. Everything was supported by our friends, families and the people who believed in the projects.
Malignas Influencias sought to bind together the fields of history, feminist art and activism. From the performative actions of the written essays and the transdisciplinary exhibitions, Malignas Influencias was put together with sarcasm and irony, an attempt of weaving together the invisible network of theory and feminist practice through art. Malignas Influencias aspired to be a political and aesthetical collaborationist action.
Main expositions and performances of Malignas Influencias
2009: Performance Sin Piel y La Dama en Centro de Arte Martadero, Cochabamba, Bolivia.
2009: Aphrodisia. El uso del placer como una categoría política feminista, lecture with performance featured in the VII Encuentro Ciudadanías en Escena. Entradas y salidas de los derechos culturales, organized by the Instituto Hemisférico de Performance of the New York University, the event took place at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, from August 21 to 30.
2009: Performance Sin Piel as part of the exhibition Mujer Arte y Acción, Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago de Chile.
2008: Performance Yo soy una dama at Feria Internacional del Libro de Santiago, Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho, Santiago de Chile.
2008: Performance Aphrodisia, II Bienal de Performances DEFORMES 2008, Galería Metropolitana, Santiago de Chile.
2008: Performance Me lo Dijo Adela, featured in the March 8 walk of Autonomous Feminism, Plaza de Armas, Santiago de Chile.
2008: Performance Homenaje a la historia de la mujeres chilenas, Casa Central of the Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile.
2007: Santiago-Buenos Aires. Bitácora visual, long-duration performance featured in the VI Encuentro Corpolíticas en las Américas. Formaciones de Raza y Género, organized by the Instituto Hemisférico de Performance y Política of the New York University, that took place at one of its venues in Buenos Aires, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Argentina.
2007: Malignas Influencias. Interdisciplinary show (research, photography, installation and performances) Museo Histórico Nacional, Santiago de Chile.
2005: Installation and exhibition of photographs Cinturón de Castidad, Centro de Arte Alameda, Santiago de Chile.