A shadow disguises us as a silhouette. Revealing –
what lies beneath the surface
what lies inside the body
A shadow can be anyone, and everyone – all those who have been disappeared.
A healing of forgotten sorrows.
Delving deep into my own Venezuelan and Colombian heritage, I try to remember my ancestors who have been disappeared from existence and imagine the lost histories of Latin America. Through this I also explore displacement and what it feels like to grow and live separated from your homeland and its people.
This performance questions how our forgotten histories and traumas remain within our bodies. And how our bodies reveal memories and reclaim them through moving and visual image.
Content warnings: Loud noises and music, smell of petrichor and haze.
Trigger warnings: Discussions of colonialism, migration, generational trauma and genocide.
Audience information: People are free to leave if they wish, there is a relaxed and quiet space for audience for those who need it. Once you have left, you may not re-enter.
Margot Conde Arenas is a Venezuelan, Colombian, and Welsh multidisciplinary artist, performer and facilitator based in Glasgow.
Her arts practice explores transgressing the functions and limits of the body; decolonising identities; migration and displacement; homelands; traumatised bodies; womanhood; ancestry and sharing unheard human stories. She aims to seek out the unspoken, unwritten and the forgotten.
She works within movement, video art and collaborative practices and is interested in analogue technologies; delving into the materiality of film & photography, light & shadows.
Using found materials, she takes inspiration from the natural world and urbanisations’ effect on our relationship with nature.
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