Lanzamiento en Los Angeles de “Slow Down Fast, A Toda Raja” por Cecilia Vicuña y Camila Marambio / Book Launch of “Slow Down Fast, A Toda Raja” by Cecilia Vicuña and Camila Marambio
February 29 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| free!
Saturday February 29, 2020
7 – 9 pm
Reading will start at 7:30pm
English and Spanish
Human Resources is pleased to present the book launch of “Slow Down Fast, A Toda Raja.” In this slim publication two indigenous mestizas from Chile, Camila Marambio, curator, and Cecilia Vicuña, artist-poet, engage in a translational, intergenerational dialog on de-colonial, non-sexist perceptions and experiences in sessions conducted in Santiago, New York and Melbourne Australia, where they live.
“This is a book of the female giggling that terrifies men”
James O’Hern, poet.
“We propose to slow down fast, a toda raja, before it is too late, before the nauseating speeding up of (our) destructiveness kills us all. We can perform it daily and
slowly awareness that others are be doing it too will come.
Tune into the Raja, the slit, the opening, the tear between your legs—to take its pulse. Slip out of time and slide into the cosmic current. Wiggle loose from the grip of the worldview based on monetary currency and swim the laps of what we really are.
To slow down as a symbolic/active gesture is to bring back the notion of paradise on earth. Paraíso (para-iso), paradise, is to stop and lift the soul.”
¿Qué se construye con un detenimiento y una elevación?
What place skirts hazard and is worth the gamble?
(Translated by Rosa Alcalá)
this event is organized by Clara López Menéndez with the support of Calarts and the Herb Alpert Award
Cecilia Vicuña’s work has addressed ecological destruction, human rights, and cultural homogenization, since her first poems and paintings, made in Chile during the 1960s. Her performances and installations, such as the Quipu (created in nature, streets, and in museums), combine ritual and assemblage elements in a practice that Vicuña calls lo precario (precariousness): transformative acts that bridge art and life, the ancestral and the avant-garde. Her paintings, poetry, and Palabrarmas (prints and collages that create new meanings by decomposing signifiers in words) all propose a free and futuristic vision considered pioneering indigenous decolonization. Her work can be found in the collections of museums such as the Guggenheim and MoMA in New York, the Tate Modern, London, MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago, Chile. Her first retrospective exhibition, Veroir el Fracaso Iluminado/Seehearing the Enlightened Failure, organized by the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, opened on May 26 th, 2019.
Camila Marambio/ Bio according to Goldin+Senneby
She is 68% Southern European, 10% Native American and 0.2% Scandinavian according to 23&me.
She was part of a magic circle according to Juan Esteban Varela.
She set up a laboratory for making time according to visitors at the IMA in Brisbane.
She has developed a method to communicate with beavers according to a peer-reviewed science journal.
She has stolen part of an artwork at Moderna museet in Stockholm according to an anonymous source.
She flatlined twice according to doctors. But is still alive according to multiple sources.
She is developing an ecology of the soul according to Cecilia Vicuña.
She is queering cancer according to Nina Lykke.
She is a character in the novel Headless according to her own account.