2020

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In 2020, more than 80 thousands women joined the International Women’s Day March in Mexico, not to celebrate, but to demand for justice and change. According to statistics, every 18 seconds a woman is raped in México; every minute a woman is attacked; and every hour about ten women are murdered. Nevertheless, 99% of the sexual violence reports aren’t investigated.

This visual performance is a short project which came up as a response to the increasing gender violence in Mexico. I decided to make this project, which was inspired by Jacarandas flowers and photographs of the Women’s Day March.

The structure has a simple drip system that flows one drop of jacaranda’s pigment every second, creating a stain on the paper. As the time passes, the stain becomes stronger and bigger. The structure and dripping system were made with utterly objects that I got during the lockdown pandemic. The pigment was extracted from the Jacarandas flowers that fell during the first half of March.

The performance visualizes and represents the importance of quick responses against gender violence.

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Exploración visual realizada durante la cuarentena, inspirada en fotografías de Santiago Arau de la marcha del 8 de marzo de 2019 en CDMX.

Este año (2020) más de 80 mil mujeres se unieron a la marcha del Día Internacional de la Mujer en la Ciudad de México. Las calles se pintaron de morado para exigir justicia ante la violencia de género que se vive en México.

Jacarandas es un proyecto que retoma las estadísticas de violencia de género reportadas, en las que aproximadamente cada 18 segundos se registra una violación. El proyecto representa las estadísticas mediante un sistema de goteo que libera una gota de tinte extraído de flores de jacaranda cada 18 segundos.

El gotero es un sistema simple, realizado con objetos cotidianos del hogar y permite visualizar la importancia del tiempo, así como las víctimas que representa el mismo en nuestra ciudad.

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