Remote Actions/Collective, Divergence and Confluence: Art in Latin America

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  • Penumbra in Faint Light: Contemporary Art and Technology in Latin America

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  • Remote Actions/Collective, Divergence and Confluence: Art in Latin America

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  • The following is a proposal for an introductory revision in understanding the notion of the Collective in Latin American art creation; regarded as a model for dislocation of programmed strategies as an alternate layout to Contemporary Art practises. In which ways the collective and the notion of “being networked” -proposed by Surófona collectiveallows us to develop a narrative of divergences and confluences over a complex identity, where Language, both spoken and written, reveal both differentiation and identification.

    Three ways substantiate the practise of the collective: (I) “Regiocal” creation (regional and local relations), (II) Alongside other subjectivities, (III) in Alternative circuits. This way, it is intended to reveal the ever present cultural multiplicity in LatinAmerica as a contrastive factor (opposed to unifying and hegemonic views sustained in globalist voices), denoting a diverging view of wide and contrasting shades, blurring the notion of an unified body. Therefore, a question arises on the existence of a possible discursive body in the regional practises of Art and technology.

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