Sunday, September 03, 2006

Seeing Missing young woman and embroidering labels

Thursday I showed the documentary Missing young woman, by Lourdes Portillo,
while embroidering labels in Oslo. The feedback from the participants were they all felt participating in a project of meaning and that actually women's fight for justice and worthiness are heard. Just the fact that they and so many others around the world are participating are telling something about connection and support. Symbolically women's traces are crossing. I ended the evening with a performance;
Presence Precencia Tilstedeværelse that I hope to do at the opening of the exhibition. The women of Juárez have been described as voiceless. They are not. Women are not. Expression of strength and courage can be expressed without words, using precisely the voice.

Participants in following countries as of August 31st:
Australia, Argentina, Costa Rica (2 groups), Denmark, Finland, Iran, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway( 8 groups spread out throughout the country), Philippines (2 groups), Spain, Sweden (2 groups), United Kingdom (2 groups), United States (Alaska, Kentucky, New Mexico, Texas (3 groups))


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