Antigone, diary of rituals N.1:

White Thread and River Burial

Lara, Venezuela, 2012

Antigone, diary of rituals N.1 : White Thread and River Burial

Lara, Venezuela 2012, 13:17Camera: Livia Daza-Paris and Euro GarcíaEditor: Michael Poetschko

These works are a series of physical poems as rituals. They are also metaphorical gestures that transform personal mourning into a public activity.

White Thread began at the house where he was supposed to rest for the night before continuing on. I traced with paint his name over the bridge that nowadays spans the river he waded across the night before encountering the military ambush and his disappearance.

'River Burial' took place in the cold, crystalline mountain waters near the town of Guaríco, Lara, a vital area of the Venezuelan insurgency in the 1960s.

For more information see:

Review by Latin American curator and independent art critic Albeley Rodriguez. Article by Albeley Rodríguez. July 2014. Texto en español:

At the edge of the (far-End): an event revealed through rituals. ELSE Journal for International Art and Creative Media Issue 01. Published by Transart. Guest editor Teobaldo Lagos Preller. Peer-reviewed article. Published: January 2016. Text in English.

See main page on the larger project:

Antigone, diary of rituals N.1: White Thread and River Burial was created with the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Alcaldía de Morán, Venezuela, Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Cultura de Venezuela.
Images of the surrounding area Photo credits: Livia Daza-Paris