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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 perform only once. The works are presented without not previous rehearsal and her interest is to present different views in realtion 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 memebers of the Berlin based collective daily services and an active performer within several artist associations.  Her works takes inspir…
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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…

Trapos sucios, 2015

When we use the expression “Trapos sucios” in Spanish it relates in one hand to dirty clothes and in the other to secrets…secrets that you do not want anybody to know. The first presentation of this piece in Spain denounce the 1289 rapes that take place in the country every year and that have been communicated to the police and certified for a doctor. The experts believe that they are much more and that this number do not reflect the reality. The silence of all the women that for different reasons (shame, guilt, pain, fear…) could not make a complaint is broken by the ones that can make it. Al over the world this negligible actions take place without a real outcry, hidden under the wait of hundreds of years of patriarchy. Trapos sucios bring to the streets the secret keep in our societies, the secret of a terrible violence against women through the act of the rape. Trapos sucios take the streets to demand to the society to deal with this old and terrible form of violence, to be more awa…

"The king is dead long live the king", 2015

This performance piece part of the project "The king is dead, long live the king" is a piece presented in Toronto at Arstcape. The piece questions our understandings about democracy, power and relationships between them and the econmy.

Photos Ilse Gudino Thanks to the support of CAAM, Colectivo Torornto and  Alucine Film and Video Festival