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Indocile Bodies of the Nation: Argentine Performance in Times of Hate

Indocile Bodies of the Nation: Argentine Performance in Times of Hate Indocile Bodies of the Nation Argentine Performance in Times of Hate Delfina Cabrera and María Laura Gutiérrez make no bones about being a racist—it’s not out of spite, just part of my culture.” “Avoid racism avoiding negros.” “Zero tolerance.” These are some “I of the statements Roberto Jacoby and Syd Krochmalny copied out on the walls of Buenos Aires’ Casa de la cultura, seat of the National Endowment for the Arts (FNA), as part of the launch of their graphic and performance-based project Diarios del odio [Daily Hate] (2014–15), staged in 2017 by the theatre company O.R.G.I.E. (Organización Grupal de Investigaciones Escénicas) and directed by Silvio Lang. In black charcoal, they scribbled hundreds of anonymous posts left in the comments sections of Argentina’s two biggest newspapers, La Nación and Clarín, hate speech largely targeting Argentina’s first female president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, then coming to the end of her second term (2007–15). Three years later, the performance piece Purgatorio [Purgator y] (2018) would also make use of this archive of public voices in order to put flesh on the bones of disparaging statements made by politicians and celebrities during the government of the conservative alliance Cambiemos (2015–2019). Just a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art MIT Press

Indocile Bodies of the Nation: Argentine Performance in Times of Hate

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MIT Press
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1520-281X
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Indocile Bodies of the Nation Argentine Performance in Times of Hate Delfina Cabrera and María Laura Gutiérrez make no bones about being a racist—it’s not out of spite, just part of my culture.” “Avoid racism avoiding negros.” “Zero tolerance.” These are some “I of the statements Roberto Jacoby and Syd Krochmalny copied out on the walls of Buenos Aires’ Casa de la cultura, seat of the National Endowment for the Arts (FNA), as part of the launch of their graphic and performance-based project Diarios del odio [Daily Hate] (2014–15), staged in 2017 by the theatre company O.R.G.I.E. (Organización Grupal de Investigaciones Escénicas) and directed by Silvio Lang. In black charcoal, they scribbled hundreds of anonymous posts left in the comments sections of Argentina’s two biggest newspapers, La Nación and Clarín, hate speech largely targeting Argentina’s first female president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, then coming to the end of her second term (2007–15). Three years later, the performance piece Purgatorio [Purgator y] (2018) would also make use of this archive of public voices in order to put flesh on the bones of disparaging statements made by politicians and celebrities during the government of the conservative alliance Cambiemos (2015–2019). Just a

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PAJ: A Journal of Performance and ArtMIT Press

Published: Sep 1, 2020

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