Cuadernos são curadorias online de materiais multimídia focados em tópicos ou coleções de trabalho específicos, relacionados à performance e à política nas Américas. Combinando fotos, vídeos, textos, bibliografias e gravações de áudio, essas coleções são projetadas para fazer conexões entre disciplinas, servir como um recurso de pesquisa para artistas e acadêmicos e solicitar intercâmbio e materiais adicionais. Cada Cuaderno é um trabalho em andamento.
- Tome é uma ferramenta de escrita online desenvolvida para facilitar publicações de formato longo em um ambiente imersivo e multimídia. Construído sobre a plataforma WordPress e em colaboração com o Instituto Hemisférico, Tome oferece uma série de plug-ins customizados que permitem a acadêmicos, alunos e artistas criarem trabalhos originalmente digitais e inovadores. Publicações Tome recentes incluem El Ciervo Encantado: An altar in the mangroves (Lillian Manzor e Jaime Gómez Triana), Arte, migração e direitos humanos: Um dossiê colaborativo desenvolvido por artistas, acadêmicos e ativistas sobre o tema da migração no sul do México, Villa Grimaldi (Diana Taylor), e six gestures (peter kulchyski).
- Scalar é uma plataforma de autoria e publicação livre e de código aberto, desenvolvida para facilitar a escrita acadêmica longa e originalmente digital. Scalar permite que usuários organizem materiais audiovisuais a partir de diversas fontes, e combinem esse material com sua própria escrita de diversas formas, com um mínimo de habilidade técnica especializada. Scalar também oferece aos autores ferramentas para estruturar ensaios e livros inteiros de modo a se beneficiar dos recursos únicos da escrita digital, incluindo formatos aninhados, recursivos e não-lineares. A plataforma também facilita a autoria colaborativa e os comentários de leitores.
- O Instituto Hemisférico é uma instituição multilíngue e as propostas podem ser submetidas em inglês, espanhol e/ou português. Também aceitamos e encorajamos propostas de projetos em qualquer outro idioma das Américas, desde que elas sejam submetidas juntamente com uma tradução completa (padrão publicável) da sua proposta em um destes três idiomas. Acadêmicos, artistas e ativistas interessados devem submeter uma breve proposta (observar os requisitos idiomáticos específicos acima) de 1-2 páginas, com espaçamento simples, incluindo: Uma descrição do conteúdo intelectual Uma descrição de quanto apoio você imagina que vai precisar para a construção do seu Cuaderno. Uma descrição do conteúdo midiático proposto Mostras de mídia (favor incluir ao menos 1 mostra por “tipo” de mídia que você planeja incluir, como fotos, vídeo, som, etc.) Uma declaração referente aos direitos autorais para a mídia Uma mostra da(s) tradução(ões) de 1 parágrafo retirado do conteúdo intelectual do seu projeto para todo e qualquer idioma que você gostaria que o seu Cuaderno fosse apresentado, além do idioma “original”. Favor assegurar-se que as traduções submetidas são de padrão publicável e observar que a HemiPress não pode prestar serviços de tradução. Todas as propostas devem ser submetidas como documentos de Microsoft Word, com fonte Times New Roman em tamanho 12, usando o estilo de citação bibliográfica Chicago Notes EXCLUSIVAMENTE Formatos aceitos para vídeos incluem .mov, .mp4; formatos aceitos para fotos incluem .dng, .cr2, .jpg (.jpg deve ser maior que 1MB); formatos aceitos para áudio incluem .mp3, .aiff, .wav; o único formato aceito para arquivos zipados é o .zip Os arquivos podem ser compartilhados via Hard Drive, Data Key, WeTransfer ou GoogleDrive Favor incluir legenda e créditos para toda e qualquer mídia em um documento separado em formato Word com os nomes dos arquivos correspondentes. Favor formatar as legendas da seguinte forma: Título da imagem. Descrição (se aplicável). Foto: Nome do fotógrafo, Data (somente o ano, a menos que uma data mais específica seja necessária). Todas as propostas serão revisadas internamente no Instituto Hemisférico e os autores de projetos selecionados serão notificados com os próximos passos.
Festive Devils of the Americas is dedicated to the research on and continuing iterations of fiestas, religious practices, and carnivals involving devils’ dances in the Americas. Their appearances help us to untangle and explore one of the most charged figures in history: a figure that carries the charge of “evil” and “play,” along with honor, faith, and collective action, simultaneously centering and diffusing the binary of good and evil.
At the Hemispheric Institute’s fifth Encuentro, “Performing ‘Heritage:’ Contemporary Indigenous and Community-Based Practices,” members of two indigenous communities in Brazil, the Kaiapó and the Maxacalí, staged performances that generated fascination, confusion, and considerable dialogue. This cuaderno presents audio-visual documentation and analysis of their participation in this event.
The Holy Terrors cuaderno is designed to augment and continually update the book Holy Terrors: Latin American Women Perform (Duke University Press, 2003). It provides an ever-expanding archive of visual materials (including videos, slide shows, and photos), performance texts, interviews, scholarly essays, bibliographies, and related links concerning the artists in the volume, as well as others. Please feel free to suggest new artists, contribute materials, or make comments about this site.
This cuaderno offers a chronological presentation of artistic actions in the Americas and corresponding historical events around world from 1957 to 2000. The overview it provides first appeared in 2008 as part of the exhibition catalog for Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas 1960-2000 in New York’s El Museo del Barrio. The Hemispheric Institute first digitized it in 2011 to accompany the 8.1 emisférica issue Performance ≠ Life.
Vachiam Eecha draws on Yoeme Indian language and aesthetics to demonstrate how one tribe in Mexico has combined religiosity, indigeneity, and ritual performance to assert sovereign control over its homeland. In exploring of the lives and practices of Yoeme people, this cuaderno works to examine collective memory, ethnographic performance, and the politics of representation in the virtual territory of the Internet.
Plaza Baquedano, also known as La Plaza Italia de Santiago, is the heart of Santiago de Chile, serving as a geographic and historic center of encounter in the city’s urban environment. This cuaderno offers interviews, architectural analysis, and historical information about the Plaza that together establish an overview of the various roles the space has played for those in the city and throughout Chile.
This cuaderno draws on text and archival photographs to chronicle the performance art practice of post-Mexican writer, artist, and activist Guillermo Gómez-Peña. By tracing his personal history and relationships as well as his past 30 years of theatrical, literary, political, and artistic engagement, Gómez-Peña contextualizes his work and demonstrates its relation both to his own life and to the main political and social events of the times.
“The Death of the Inca Atahualpa” is a collection of multiple representations—written, drawn, or enacted—created by communities of the Peruvian Andes. Compiled by a team of researchers, the materials in this cuaderno are meant to provide researchers and students with insight into a foundational colonial scene: the capture and death of the Inca Atahualpa.
This cuaderno was created by members of a course dedicated to examining the use of performance by state actors, oppositional groups, and artistic practitioners to solidify or challenge structures of power. Organized around eight key themes, it brings together images, videos, definitions, and original analyses in order to both investigate specific historical moments and paradigms of power and open up broader discussion on the intersections of performance, power, and resistance.
The Centro de Estudios Mapuche Pewma is a Spanish-language initiative of members of an Argentinian Puel Mapu Mapuche indigenous group, most of whom live in the province of Neuquén. This cuaderno serves as a collection of their primary documents and a space for scholars and community members to continue researching, documenting, and discussing different aspects of the Mapuche history, culture and language.
Drawing on texts and practices from colonial Mexico, this Spanish-language cuaderno discusses the wide variety of expressive behaviors within the country’s colonial societies, from the performing arts to civic and courtly festivities. Due to their public nature and their coded messages, these practices, as Toriz demonstrates, embedded a multiplicity of important, implied commentaries on power and political life.
“Intangible Heritage” is the product of a one-week conference on Intangible Heritage held in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 2003, over the course of which participants collaboratively investigated Day of the Dead celebrations. By considering these celebrations as performances, the group and the cuaderno they created offer insight into the ways that cultural memory is transmitted through social practices, customs, actions, and rituals.
In this cuaderno, Elizabeth McAllister draws on years of scholarship on and interest in Haitian culture in order to present a look at Rara festivals, societies, and music. The photographs and videos compiled here from McAllister’s time in Haiti also serve as a supplement her work in Rara! Vodou, Power, and Performance in Haiti and Its Diaspora (UC Press, 2002).
The Mapuche Campaign for Self-Representation was created in 2001 in order to redefine Machupe identity and reflect the diversity of the community in a national and global context. This cuaderno furthers that project by presenting a collection of texts and drawings aimed at both promoting self-knowledge in the Mapuche community and furthering its self-representation to an online audience.
Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani is an activist theater group with a 30-year history of performing in reaction to and defiance of political and economic policies in Peru. The collection of written and visual materials in this cuaderno are meant to present the origins and actions of this important theater group and link its work to the larger political and social history of Peru.
New Era Veterans is a transitional housing facility for previously homeless veterans in the Bronx. Its work includes providing shelter, counseling, and social services to residents, many of whom struggle with physical disabilities, psychological disorders, and addictions. The texts compiled in this cuaderno include poetry and prose written and performed by residents and recorded at the facility’s poetry group meetings.
This cuaderno presents five recently developed ethnographies of the Peruvian Amazon that problematize the processes of identity constitution and reconstitution in indigenous contexts. Using a performative frame, the main case studies use interviews, analytic essays, mapping, and historical texts to explore the Asháninka and Shipibo communities’ appropriation of speech related to bilingual education and the Internet.
Founded in 1988 by Cuban dancer, choreographer, and performer Marianela Boán, DanzAbierta is one of Cuba’s most prominent and innovative dance companies. Videos and photographs of its work as well as articles and reviews of it are compiled in this cuaderno, which serves as an introduction to the company for students, scholars, and artists and which is meant to further the international dispersal of Cuban dance and music traditions.
This cuaderno offers its visitors a brief tour of Peruvian history by exploring a selection of key moments, figures, and practices. The tour does not follow a liner route, though, but rather presents a series of fragments for the visitor to explore and creatively connect. Each of the organizing axes—characters, places, and representations—contains specific cases selected to provide insight into larger historical processes that have informed Peruvian life and culture.
“Repasos” studies the implicit relationship between art and politics (and between art and life) in Agusto Pinochet’s Chile. Through personal interviews with artists, performers, writers, and museum and gallery directors, it tells the story of the Escena and Avanzada and Colectivo Acciones de Arte specifically—two groups of artists and intellectuals who stayed in Chile during the years of military rule and “dared to gamble on a form of creativity.”
This cuaderno focuses on rumba as a transitory space and as a cartography of the Diaspora. The structure of the site is based on the rutos de la rumba: its different global routes, directions, and emergences and the forms it takes in each of its locations. In compiling rumbas and considering them geographically, “Los Rutos de la Rumba” explores their constant making and unmaking of place, nation, narration, and themselves.
“Sarhua” houses photographs of and Spanish-language texts about the eponymous indigenous community in the Peruvian Andes, which is comprised of painters whose paintings serve as gifts for couples building a home and are integrated into the beams of their roofs. This cuaderno tells the story of these beams’ history and brief international commercial popularity in the 1970s, ultimately underlining the importance of this age-old artistic form in Sarhua.
This cuaderno functions as an introduction to and collection of materials on HIJOS, an organization started in 1995 of the children of people who were disappeared during the Argentinian military dictatorship. The multimedia site explores their strategies, philosophies, and practices of resistance, placing them in the context of and in conversation with forms of political performance during the dictatorship itself.
Founded in 1969, the American Indian Community House (AICH) of New York City Performing Arts Department serves the important function of promoting and supporting Native American performing artists and providing them with a performance space to showcase their pieces. This cuaderno serves as an introduction to the work of the AICH and to the diverse collection of performance materials amassed by the Performing Arts Department.
Tepeyac Television Service (TTS) is a public television project formed by a group of Mexican migrants in New York City. Its fundamental goal is to facilitate access to video cameras for migrant workers whose voices are systematically silenced, allowing them to document their lives and communities. This cuaderno is meant to present and publicize the group’s work of defending migrants in the tri-state area and encouraging their creative expression and transnational dialogue.