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Deborah Castillo: Radical Disobedience 

 

This edited volume compiles, for the first time, critical perspectives on the work of Venezuelan performance artist Deborah Castillo. Edited by Irina Troconis and Alejandro Castro, and drawing from the fields of history, philosophy, cultural studies, political theory, and performance theory, the book examines the different forms of radical disobedience that materialize as Castillo engages with questions of power, authority, the body, and the State, against the backdrop of Venezuela’s current crisis and the failures of the Bolivarian Revolution. Taken as a whole, this volume not only illuminates the different operations at play in the work of one of Venezuela’s most prominent performance artists, but it also gives insight into the dynamics of political authority as it emerges amidst a global scenario dominated by populisms, polarization, and new forms of social oppression and subjugation.

The book includes texts by Irina Troconis, Alejandro Castro, Sara Garzón, Rebeca Pineda Burgos, Cecilia Rodriguez Lehmann, and Diana Taylor. 

 

Book link click here: radicaldisobedience.tome.press
 

Deborah Castillo: Desobediencia Radical

Este volumen editado recopila por primera vez, textos críticos sobre la obra de la artista de performance venezolana Deborah Castillo. Editado por Irina Troconis y Alejandro Castro, y partir de la historia, la filosofía, los estudios culturales, la teoría política y la teoría del performance, el libro examina las diferentes formas de desobediencia radical que se materializan cuando Castillo se enfrenta a cuestiones de poder, autoridad, el cuerpo y el Estado en el contexto de la crisis actual en Venezuela y los fracasos de la Revolución Bolivariana. En conjunto, este volumen no sólo ilumina las diferentes intervenciones que caracterizan el trabajo de una de las artistas de performance más destacadas de Venezuela, sino que también las dinámicas del poder político dentro de un escenario global dominado por populismos, polarización y nuevas formas de opresión social y subyugación. 

El libro incluye textos de Irina Troconis, Alejandro Castro, Sara Garzón, Rebeca Pineda Burgos, Cecilia Rodriguez Lehmann y Diana Taylor. 

 

Enlace del libro aqui: radicaldisobedience.tome.press/es

 

About the Editors

 

Irina Troconis is an Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies in the Romance Studies Department at Cornell University. Her research focuses on the politics and practices of memory in contemporary Latin America, the relationship between performance and populism, and the field of digital humanities. She is currently working on her book manuscript, titled "Spectral Remains: Memory, Magic and the State in the Afterglow of Hugo Chávez's Bolivarian Revolution."

Alejandro Castro (Caracas, 1986) is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at New York University. He received a B.A. in Arts from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and an M.A. in Latin American Literature from Universidad Simón Bolivar. In Venezuela, he was a university lecturer in aesthetics, literature, and psychology at the Escuela de Artes of the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and later he taught literary theory at the Escuela de Letras of the same university. He has published two books of poems: No es por vicio ni por fornicio: Uranismo y otras parafilias, which won the 2010 prize of the Monte Avila Publishing House for unpublished authors, and El lejano oeste, which was awarded the prize for the book of the year 2014 from the Venezuelan Bookstore Association.