CARLOS SALAZAR LERMONT
THUR 06.06 @ 4PM
RP13 photos by Arjuna Capulong
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Carlos Salazar Lermont (Venezuela) performance artist, musician, sound poet and politician. Graduated in Visual Arts from UNEARTE (2012) and the Escuela de Artes Visuales Cristóbal Rojas (2005). Active since 2005. Has participated in several national and international events as ID performance, Ruta Nocturna, Encuentro de Arte Corporal, Velada de Santa Lucía, Fugaz (Venezuela), HORASperdidas (México), TRAMPOLIM (Brazil), NADAQUEVER (Argentina) and Performar (Dominican Republic). His work deals with diverse themes and methodological approaches that reach from the conceptualist tendency focused on process to more emotionally charged proposals that rely on concrete actions and the images that merge from them.
Although being a performance art proposal, Ecce Homo behaves almost as an installation, where the audience relates to the work as a finding of a “body-and-objects-constructed” image that suggests some potentially realizable actions that include burning him alive.
Ecce Homo performance art proposal is inspired by the classical fine art theme of the same name depicting Jesuschrist in a pitiful way, just before being sent by the crowd for crucifixion. As does the original reference, this performance’s intention is to portrait the subject as a vulnerable suffering being, whose destiny may depend on some other’s decision. However, in this reinterpretation we dispense the religious content, focusing on the human individual as a sacrifice, willing to die for a cause.
ARAHMAIANI (INDONESIA) | ANDREW BARCO (US) | ANNA BERNDTSON (SWEDEN/GERMANY) | WAFAA BILAL (IRAQ/US) | JEFFERY BYRD (US) | PATE CONAWAY (US) | JESS DOBKIN (CANADA) | ZACKARY DRUCKER (US) | ARIANNA FERRARI (ITALY) | FRANCESCA FINI (ITALY) | BEVERLY FRE$H (US) | ANNA FELICITY FRIEDMAN (US) | ARTI GRABOWSKI (POLAND) | FAUSTO GRACIA (MEXICO) | ALLISON HALTER (US/GERMANY) | SARA HOLWERDA (US) | ELANA KATZ (US/GERMANY) | ELENA KATSULIS & ERIN PEISERT (US) | JOSHUA KENT (US) | MEHDI-GEORGES LAHLOU (BELGIUM) | CARLOS SALAZAR LERMONT (VENEZUELA) | MILLER & SHELLABARGER (US) | ŞÜKRAN MORAL (TURKEY) | MOTHERGIRL (US) | BORIS NIESLONY (GERMANY) | WANDA RAIMUNDI-ORTIZ (US) | JEFFERSON PINDER (US) | EMILIO ROJAS (MEXICO/CANADA) | KAMBUI OLUJIMI (US) | ROOMS (US) | FERESHTEH TOOSI (US) | ALICE VOGLER (US) | DOLORES WILBER + SARAH WILBER (US) | JULIE WILLS (US) | ZIERLE & CARTER (UK)