Variopintos

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Marcela A. Fuentes (marshagall) es artista e investigadora de performance. En el año 2001 fue distinguida con la beca Fulbright/ Fondo Nacional de las Artes para estudiar en la Universidad de Nueva York donde obtuvo el doctorado en performance. En el período 2008-2011 fue investigadora postdoctoral en la UCLA y enseñó en los departamentos de Teatro, de Español, y de Estudios de Género. Desde el 2012 es profesora en el departamento de estudios de performance de la Universidad Northwestern donde imparte seminarios de grado y postgrado sobre performance y nuevos medios, género y performance, y performance como herramienta de investigación. Su libro, de próxima publicación por la editorial de la Universidad de Michigan, analiza el uso de la tecnología y de estrategias de acción simbólica en protestas y activismos en el continente americano en el período 1994-2015. Junto a Diana Taylor editó la antología Estudios avanzados de performance publicada en español por el Fondo de Cultura Económica. Como artista de performance sus trabajos más recientes son Sujeto Transnacional, conferencia-performance sobre las políticas migratorias actuales en Estados Unidos, y su colaboración con el colectivo australiano Hydra Poesis en la obra multimedial Prompter. Es consultora externa de la Bienal de Performance, Argentina, y miembro del Consejo Directivo del Instituto Hemisférico de Performance y Política. Reparte sus días entre las ciudades de Chicago, Los Angeles y Buenos Aires (ChicLAires). Para consultar artículos de su autoría http://northwestern.academia.edu/MarcelaFuentes

Marcela A. Fuentes (marshagall) is a performance scholar and artist. Her research focuses on tactical uses of performance and networked communication in late 20th and early 21st century activisms. Her book manuscript, In the Event of Performance: Networks, Bodies, and Political Action in the Americas, under contract with the University of Michigan Press, tracks the development of the relationship between online and offline protests carried out in response to neoliberal globalization in the Western hemisphere. She claims that the distributed, a-synchronous, and multi-sited forms of protest and activism enabled by the entanglement between body-based performance and new media have the potential to bring about alternative social orders. Fuentes’ research also extends to the digital humanities and the emerging forms of analyzing, documenting, and teaching performance through digital tools. Fuentes’s teaching interests include theories of embodiment, digital performance, networked social movements, social art tactics, practice as research, and transnational cultures. Fuentes’s work has been published in the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Text and Performance Quarterly, e-misférica, Theatre Research International, and edited volumes on transnational performance and activism. To read her articles and short essays go to http://northwestern.academia.edu/MarcelaFuentes

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This is a blog about performance, about traveling, about in-betweens, life in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Buenos Aires. It is an experiment about the labor of writing about performance that aims to set in motion its own seductions.”Variopintos” [variegated, diverse, colorful, multi] was inspired by the panel organized by the biannual LA performance journal, Native Strategies at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in April of 2011. The panel was the conclusion of the performance series So Funny It Hurts curated by Brian Getnick and it asked performers, writers, bloggers, and the audience what it means to perform, to watch a performance, and to write about it.

 

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