Spiraling Time: Intermedial Conversations in Latin American Arts

In March 2013 ARC programmed Spiraling Time, a day-and-a-half symposium that brought together artists who ranged across a varity of media, including film-maker Leandro Katz, writer Nuno Ramos, intermedia artist, Cecilia Vicuna, and activist artist Tania Bruguera.  Meanwhile,  scholars and curators from a variety of disciplines and countries investigated how various “time-based” art practices are pressed into service in a Latin American context. Participants considered how different art forms address a political history of “disappearance” and wider questions of history, memory, and temporality. The event included interactive conversations amongst participants (and audience members), punctuated by three keynote addresses on the relation between visual art and performing art histories.