Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In this multimedia performance the artist Cecilia Vicuña weaves images, chants and stories of her life as a quipu maker, a quipucamayoc of the 21st century. Weaving in and around water she brings forth ancient associations to confront contemporary realities.
Cecilia Vicuña is a poet, visual artist and filmmaker born in Santiago de Chile. She lives between Chile and New York. Her most recent publications include: Spit Temple, The Selected Performances of Cecilia Vicuña (2012), Chanccani Quipu (2012), Sabor a Mí (2011). She co-edited The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry (2009).
This event celebrates the completion of the AHRC-funded project Weaving communities of practice: textiles, culture and identity in the Andes.
Please note that the venue has changed from the Peltz Room to Room G10 in the same buiding at the School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square. Drinks reception will be in the Peltz Room.
When & Where
Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies (CILAVS), Birkbeck, University of London
CILAVS offers a unique environment in which to undertake collaborative, cross-disciplinary and comparative research on visual subjects in the Hispanic and Lusophone world, Latin America and the Caribbean. Through the organization of lectures, film screenings, workshops and conferences, the Centre aims to foster and promote innovative debates in the history and theory of visual forms, both in the specific context of the Latin American and Iberian image-world and beyond.