Mag De Santo & Duen Neka’hen Sacchi | La Pisada Del Ñandú / The Rhea’s Footprint

Oct 27, 2023, 12:30 pm2:00 pm
216 Burr Hall (open to the public)



Event Description

There is a special thread of continuity between voices, skins and stars that enables us to conjure up this visual essay in exhibition format. An essay formulated, perhaps, in the manner of those who listen to footsteps on the Earth, akin to the practices of healing with plants and to dances of transition and transformation, related to the temporality in which poetry or handicrafts are formed, somewhat outside the classic contemporary discourse on art. We present here a constellation of intuitions, knowledge and practices on the colonial invention of bodies based on the imposition of a hierarchy of skin, sexuality, gender and ethnic identity and the banning of certain individual and community erotic, visual and spiritual practices. We  will attest to the powerful beauty of the invocations against the effects of the colonial trauma and the permanent resistance against it in our bodies. The Rhea’s Footprint (Or How We Transform Silences) enables us to chart a counter-history of the bodies of the constellations of the south, bodies that today we would term transvestite/trans/non-binary.

You are invited to a talk about the exhibition The Rhea's footprint (or how we transform silences) which is currently on display at the Cultural Center of Memory Haroldo Conti in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after being shown at La Virreina Museum of Barcelona and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Panama. The exhibition, curated by Río Paraná (Mag De Santo & Duen Neka'hen Sacch) brings together works by trans, travesti, non-binary, queer and bisexual artists from a diversity of cultures and origins in our Americas. Georgie Sanchez, Ph.D. student in Art & Archeology will be moderating the event.

This event will be held in Spanish, and is free and open to the public. Lunch provided while supplies last.

  • Program in Latin American Studies
  • Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese