Presentation of the book “Symbols of weaving and (un)weaving”


Presentation of the book “Symbols of weaving and (un)weaving”

  • Freedom of the Press Square, Concha y Toro 33, Metropolitana República}.
  • Thursday 19 January – 7.00pm

LASTESIS members and Marcel Solá, curator of the Social Explosion Museum, with the authors of the book “Weaving and (un)weaving of symbols, controversies and representations in public space” (LOM), will talk with the participants about the struggle for symbols that arose in that period and for their validity and relevance.

This book collects the work of seven authors and researchers who, from their personal and collective experiences, several times on the same path, since October 18, 2019, have obtained the material from their texts. They wanted to publish them because they recognize the importance of continuing to speak and keeping the discussion on these symbols in the public space on the table, a palimpsest of messages, not only for what is written but also for all that is implicit in this constant struggle for what remains; visible, audible, present.

Authors

Thus the writer and researcher Jorge Montealegre opens “Weaving and (dest) weaving symbols, disputes and representations in the public space”, with a prologue in which he reflects on the moment in which this emerges, by the way, between the state of emergency and the state of disaster; He also delves into key words, such as pandemic and emergency.

Yael Zaliasnik, for his part, writes about the sensitive universe in social mobilization, referring to strategies and resistance in this field; how the hegemonic power tried to attack sensitive organs, attempted “perception” while the people, in the streets, defended themselves through affection, often embodied in different acts and/or symbols.

Iván Insunza constructs a concise and poetic text related to his experience and feelings during that period, entitled “Recalling People Again: Ten Notes on Antagonism, Violence, and Performativity”.

Macarena Andrews combines her experience in Occupy Glasgow, in 2011, with the performance of LASTESIS and the experience of the explosion, delving into the inevitable relationships between politics, the state, art and feminism.

Patricio Rodríguez-Plaza, in turn, reflects on certain urban expressions that he identifies – and explains in his text – more to the aesthetic than to the artistic, hand in hand with the discussion of the limit of what is and is not art in the manifestations in the public space.

Historian and researcher Adriana Palomera shares her study of anarchist symbolic representations after the October uprising, contextualizing anarchist imagery in the present and also alluding to the criminalization they had and have of different actors, accusing them of damages and crimes.

Finally, Jorge Sánchez refers to the use of kawaii images in the same context, as a rescue of a visual politics which, according to the author, is articulated with a greater affective imaginary.

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