The House of Columbus intends to unmask the role of power through the normalization of violence through a cycle of lectures and performance actions, led by the multidisciplinary creator and cultural manager of the Canary Islands Rosa Mesa, which starts today and will continue the days November 19, 20 and 26.
The program starts this afternoon, at 8:00 p.m., with the intervention of Begoña Vera called Under the carpet, which will be accompanied by an exhibition. The project carried out in collaboration with Ana Gironés, is focused on making sexual abuse visible in childhood. As he says, the data is overwhelming in Spain: "three out of every ten children suffer or have suffered sexual abuse. Nobody wants to look, nobody sees, the penalties for the aggressors are ridiculous and prescribe the crimes at age 15. We will show diverse ways and approaches the barbarism that hides is intractable practice to try between all and all to commit ourselves to work so that this scourge does not go unnoticed or unpunished ".
From the visibility of sexual abuse in childhood to the sublimation of violence and its status quo in art, through the normalized violence in society through power and coercion or aggressions in the health field that connect health and gender, this cycle aims, according to its coordinator, to reveal "the position of dominance that traditionally it is maintained through a culture of education and fear as a way of maintaining patriarchy and other archaic structures, "says Mesa.
For the creator "the culture of violence is deeply rooted in our society and it is difficult to consider it as an avoidable evil." For this reason, he argues that "this project that houses the Casa de Colón organized by the aforementioned center belonging to the network of museums of the Ministry of Culture of the Cabildo Grancanario tries to link the idea of dominance to issues as important as gender or class , and it raises a conscious review of a system that perpetuates errors in order to design mechanisms that help eradicate this domain culture. "
The program continues on November 19, at 7:30 p.m., with the performance My thorns, by Analía Beltrán, who believes that the women of this country have been given specific budgets that have meant for many of them great resignations and a self-demand that, on occasion, has been distressing. And at 20.00 the artist Rosa Mesa will intervene, who will refer to the sublimation of violence and status quo in art
Then, on November 20, at 7:30 p.m., Pedro Déniz stars in the performance White shirt to expose the social involution we live. It is followed, at 8:00 p.m., Javier Márquez, with the talk Normalized Violence Power, coercion, society, which will address the transformation that the notion of violence has undergone to become something much more sophisticated: an instrument for the social reproduction of capitalism. And on November 26, at 7:30 p.m., he returns to the Casa de Colón Rosa Mesa with his performance The bad birth followed by the talk Aggressions in the health field. Health and gender, offered by Catherine De Wilde Calero and María Asunción González.