Made in collaboration with several local craftswomen and craftsmen, Humane Materiale II, is a video installation about contemporary and traditional crafts by Carolina Caycedo specially made for the contemporary arts space dispari&dispari project of Reggio Emilia. While the video component is an instructional documentation of the craft making, the accompanying audio score is a poetic portrait of the artisan, exploring the relation of hand labor with intellectual activity, the potential of healing and self-understanding behind manual activity, and the building of community through the transmission of skills.
Carolina Caycedo, 2004.
DV. 14.46' Sound and Color.
Perretón is a combination of words: Reggaeton, perreo and marathon. Reggaeton is a popular
genre that comes from Puerto Rico, and combines Rap, reggae and dance hall. Perreo is how you
dance reggaeton, doggy style, very sexy.
A Perreo marathon was open on a saturday night at Don Raul´s Bar, a reggaeton joint in Rincón,
Puerto Rico. Couples could enter the competition for free, they used numbered stickers to be
identified at the dance floor by the jury, Resistance as well as creativity was judged. The couple
that stopped dancing was immediately disqualified.
The revellers competed until 3 am, but the party went on until dawn. The winner couple (in the
photo) earned a romantic dinner and a night at a hotel by the beach.