The Books of Waiting. Book Two:Disappeared Prayers
Selected performative actions. Canada and USA 2010-2011
Through the instinctual assertion of the physical body, Book Two explores the occurrence of falling. From a movement perspective falling is studied kinesthetically as: physical surrender, a consequence of physical impact, a state of suspension, and finally, to fall as one holds another falling.
Upside Down World | Mundo al revésDetroit, US 2011 03:25Performative action, voice: Livia Daza-ParisEditor: Xi FengCamera: Daniel Marchwinski Sound: Andrew Telichan
Disappeared Prayers | Rezos desaparecidos Lake Ontario, Canada 2011 02:00Performative action: Livia Daza-ParisCamera, editor: David Martinez
No Sounds Carried the Wind | Ningún sonido trajo el viento Ontario, Canada 2010 03:00Text, camera, performative action, voice: Livia Daza-ParisEditor: David MartinezSound: Andrew Telichan
The Books of Waiting began from performative actions based on personal memories recorded between 2010 and 2012. A narrative developed from an embodiment exploration of such memories and organized in video-chapters, including my texts interspersed with letters from my mother, which I found after her sudden death in 1999.
The recordings took place in non-controlled spaces in Canada and the United States. The work expresses dimensions—from deep within the body—of state violence's intangible impacts.