Florencia Guerberof Statement
When interpreting Maria’s photographs of city landscapes through the means of performance,
I focus on the contrast between individuals whose contours appear more defined and those who are more mysteriously faint.
During my live intervention I refer to those sharp figures as living characters and to the vanishing silhouettes as spirits.
I am inspired by ‘Konpaku’ a Japanese term that describes the river banks where the dead and the living come and go at peace with themselves in an horizontal relationship. Several times a year the dead cross the river to their ancestral homes.
I depict bodies in transit. I embody the living and the dead channeling their different energies through my body.
Through Butoh, I deal with a body in a state of crises. An existence stands in-between two opposite forces: life and death. It meets with resistance. It struggles. And this becomes even more apparent when I dance it against a background with scenes from my country of origin, Argentina.
Maria Guerberof, photographer.
Florencia Guerberof, performer and visual artist
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