(and) Livia Daza Paris
Livia Daza-Paris | Artist Statement
Movement and the body imaginary are at the center of my work. The body is the land, the disappeared and the fragmented; the body is also as specific as the space between my vertebrae. Non- linear narratives and poetics give form to the artworks which content are tied to un-official history and politics. Process oriented and the 'registered transient' are important creative elements from my artistic background in improvisational dance and performance. My practice is transdisciplinary and, it navigates a juncture between experimentation, documentation and the investigative.
Poetic devices became an essential aid to investigate a fragmented story embedded in a larger context of historical events omitted from official records. The fundamental question is: when a loved one is disappeared by the state, how do those left behind cope with their own grief under conditions of silence and clandestinity?