Performance Reading : A Restless Gesture
As part of her residency at Art Hub Copenhagen, Margarita del Carmen presented her ongoing research through the performance reading A Restless Gesture on Thursday 8 December 2022.
Here you can see an edited extract of the originally 15 minutes long live performance.
A RESTLESS GESTURE
In the search for possible utopias where we stand, Margarita goes through the city with a handheld camera, looking for cracks and fractures where the possibility of opening the spaces of everyday life might be. Departing from her joint research on city planning from below, and looking at the city from a child’s perspective, the filming process turns her to look at the city as a whole machinery, where possible spaces and gestures could create the chance to generate other modes of production of space – As space is always shared, what kind of city are we making?
A Restless Gesture has the format of a collage, where many perspectives are merged in play. During the process, the social uprising lived in Chile during 2019-2020 reappears as ghosts with messages from afar. Squares and streets occupied by social rage, chant, and solidarity. The cracks and fractures expand. Public watches keep turning time around, while children play between construction sites and the delirium of the capital moves around.