Frictions and Detonations: An Approach to the Peripheral-Community of Cuirpoétikas & Pagoda Imaginaria

From Guatemala, communicator and journalist Alejandro Ortiz interviews artists Numa Dávila and Esvin Alarcón Lam about the forms of enunciation and artistic resistance they carry out in Cuirpoétikas and Imaginary Pagoda respectively.

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  1. The Guatemalan territory was no exception to the polarization that, in the framework of the cold war, fueled violence against everything representing a threat or obstacle to the projects of capitalism. This resulted in the criminalization of multiple dissidence, including sexual dissidence, as a kind of moral arm of the state punishing everything outside of the heteronomous. The consequences of the internal armed conflict persist even after the 1996 peace agreements, and reach the LGBTQ population as a consequence of impunity. The multiple human rights violations during the conflict can be consulted in the compilation of the Historical Archive of the National Police, Guatemala, from the digital repository of the University of Texas. More information in: Del silencio a la memoria. Revelaciones del Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional. Guatemala: Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional, 2011. https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/13521. (Accessed September 23, 2021); David Caballero Mariscal. “Ecos del enfrentamiento armado guatemalteco veinte años después del conflicto. El arraigo de la violencia.” LiminaR 16, no. 1 (2018),https://doi.org/10.29043/liminar.v16i1.570. (Accessed September 23, 2021); María de los Ángeles Aguilar. “La criminalización de la diversidad en los archivos policiales”. Impronta (2021), https://revistaimpronta.com/la-criminalizacion-de-la-diversidad-en-los-archivos-policiales/. (Accessed September 21, 2021).


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