Visa Instructor Irene Loughlin presents performance art work at kilometrocero International Festival of Performance Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Nov 5-9, 2015.
The Festival Internacional de Performance Kilometro Cerø will be held in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic from november 5th till 9th. It is produced by El Arañazo, a Santo Domingo-based cultural organization that specializes in literature and performance art. This year, the Festival’s curatorial theme is “Puntos de Partida” (“Points of Departure”). In the view of the Festival’s organizers, the Western point of view of Dominican Republic history positions Santo Domingo as the epicentre of America’s conquest and evangelism. El Aranzo states, “That condition, together with all the importance that we, the Dominican people brag about, seldom generates meditation upon the idiosyncratic contradictions of a society which, starting from dislocation, was raised into a pretend tropical paradise.” From this “departure point” Kilometro Cero’s events plan to de-construct and rethink a tradition that has been sold and/or imposed for more that five centuries.