Weapon / Natality


The performance Weapon/Natality re-examines the paradoxical implications of meanings resulting from two confronted terms, which address concrete questions related to demographic policy in Chile, the native country of Alejandra Herrera Silva. She draws upon the wider context emerging as a confrontation between the negative demographic trends, on the one hand, and political priorities, on the other, in order to comment on the future of the country. She symbolically places the position of being a man in the service of the state/nation versus that of being a woman in the same service in order to portray the contrasting poles of engendered stereotypical images of “the good warrior” and “the good mother”. She traverses from the social to the individual level while exploring relationships between one and the other and posing the autonomy of the subject, body, and freedom as a problem. Mara Vujić

Organization: City of Women; In collaboration with: the Old Power Station - SMEEL

Date and time of event: 
Oct 15th 18:00 - 20:00
Place of event: 
Old Power Station