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rosa mesa 's performance has been focused in the idea of working her themes in a way that makes her feel closer to the public as well as compromise with the space and time in which she is presenting her pieces. This compromise translates itself in a need to create performances that will be performed only once. The works are presented without  previous rehearsal and her interest is to present different views in relation to any given theme. Although there are some general concepts that she likes to work with as it could be migration, multiculturality, identity, feminism or universal rights and politics she does not consider possible to reduce her wok to a style or theme. Her whole body of work responds to a deconstrucionist approach to reality that works toward a constructive standpoint. Her pieces are often public interventions, being one of the members of the Berlin based collective daily services and an active performer within several artist associations.  Her works takes inspirat…
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Los olvidados. The forgotten ones.

Performance duracional realizada en el CAAM (Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno)

Performance: “Los olvidados” 2018 La Humanidad ha evolucionado constantemente, con mayor o menor éxito según las épocas, hacia una mayor tolerancia y respeto. En nuestra tradición histórico-cultural tenemos sin embargo tendencia a recordar las guerras y los desastres de forma generalizada y a veces se obvia la celebración y defensa de hechos o eventos que prueban el deseo del ser humano de mejorar y alcanzar una convivencia pacífica y armoniosa.

 Para la sociedad que sobrevivió a  las dos guerras mundiales, la posibilidad de una destrucción masiva y cruel de millones de seres humanos fue una realidad difícil de digerir y más aún de explicar y motivó no sólo cambios sistémicos en la sociedad y la cultura sino como todos sabemos también en el arte( no es casual que el Dadaismo y posteriormente el postmodernismo evolucionaran de sus cenizas). La Declaración Universal de los Derechos del Hombre responde a un dese…

All the invisible things that connect us.

Following my exploration within the performance as an intervention with the audience, the piece explores the relationships established by human beings when they come in contact with each other. Deprived of visual and verbal contact (most common forms of communication). In this first piece of a series dedicated to the exploration of the intangible, I will invite the audience to join me in a two-day interactive project. (20 hours)

They explored topics such as intuition, empathy, cooperation and fear.
During two days and during working hours the artist was in a dark room, in the TEA(Tenerife Espacio de las artes). The public could enter freely one by one and with the condition of not establishing verbal contact with the artist (physical contact was allowed). The participants were instructed to take note of the assigned number and then leave their comments on the experience. The person wandered through the space until he or she met (or not) the artist.

Siguiendo mi trayectoria dentro del …

Colour supremacy, 2017

Borradas, Erased, 2016

“Borradas” es una performance que se encuadra dentro de un proyecto más extenso de la artista denominado la “Manos escondidas” que hace referencia a la invisibilidad de la mujer en la Historia. Para esta pieza la artista trabaja la violencia que supone el hecho de borrar a las mujeres de la historia y negarles el reconocimiento a sus aportaciones al desarrollo de la Humanidad.

Photo: Thomas P. Proffe
Photo: Thomas P. Proffe
Photos: Thomas P. Proffe
Photos: Thomas P. Proffe
Photo: Nacho González Oramas
Photos: Thomas P. Proffe

Missing 2016

Missing, 2016

 In this piece to be realize in Hamilton Ontario on October 11th the female character will be Elizabeth Catherine Bagshaw, physician (b near Cannington, Ont 18 Oct 1881; d at Hamilton, Ont 5 Jan 1982). She had a successful 60-year medical practice after graduating from University of Toronto (MB) in 1905, but is best known for her 30 years as medical director of the Hamilton Birth Control Clinic. Cheerful and courageous, she accepted the post in 1932 despite opposition from medical colleagues and local clergy and worked with dedicated volunteers to provide Hamilton women with inexpensive and reliable contraceptives. Bagshaw received numerous honours throughout her long life, including an honorary doctorate from McMaster.Missing is the first of a number of projects dedicated to bring to public awareness the role of women in different communities all over the world. The public intervention consists in posting all over a town(in this case Hamilton) posters of a woman, asking…

Cuando claman los cristales, 2016

Cuando claman los cristales Citizen participation has a lot to do with the ways we understand democracy and culture. Participation is much more than to vote periodically. It involves to create ways to allow the citizens to have a say in what is going on in their society allowing some empowerment. Once empowerment begins to grow we realize that we do have actually a voice and that we can change the things that happen around us.
This piece is a metaphor to that power we have, transparent but strong.

La participación ciudadana tiene mucho que ver con las formas en que entendamos la democracia y la cultura. Más allá del concepto simplista de votación cada cuatro años, la democracia implica un entramado estructural que permita el acceso de la ciudadanía a estructuras que permitan su empoderamiento. A medida que desarrollemos esta sensación de empoderamiento llegamos a la conclusión lógica de que nuestros pensamientos e ideas son de interés para los demás y que a través de ciertos mecanismo…