Intervencion en la Iglesia (2012). Video.
Grupo Cucaño (1979-1984).
Born in 1962 in Rosario (AR).
Lives and works in Trieste (IT).
musician, performance and video artist always attentive to the relationship
between word, image and sound, with a practice ranging from poetry and painting
to video and from installations to performances, in a continuous search of new
modes of expression. Guillermo Giampietro had been active in cultural
resistance against the military dictatorship in Argentina as a founding member
of Argentina’s experimental art group Cucaño (Rosario, 1979-1984). The group
carried out several subversive, theatrical, provocative and counter-mass
The VENICE INTERNATIONAL
PERFORMANCE ART WEEK shows the video Intervención
en la Iglesia (2012),
reconstructing the intervention of the group Grupo Cucaño at a Sunday mess at a church
in Rosario in 1982. The group saw this intervention not just a mere protest,
but addressed it to be breaking with representation, to mutiny reality and to
make a step towards the impossible. The video by Guillermo Giampietro has been co-produced
by the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, for the 2012 itinerary exhibition “Losing the Human Form: A seismic image of the 1980s
in Latin America”.
Courtesy of the Artist, Museo
Reina Sofia and Conceptualismos del Sur.
© Venice International Performance Art Week 2012-2014