Available to watch for FREE, CASA’s public art installation comprises a number of works by some of the most interesting contemporary Latinx artists. These include LES REVENANTS, a play-installation by Argentinian directors Luciana Acuña and Alejo Moguillansky, using Chilean performers made up of six dance solos, recorded in empty and ghostly historic buildings in Chile’s capital city Santiago. CASA COMUN (common home) is an artistic research by British organization SDNA and Brazilian organization RR Produções Artísticas, resulting in a multicultural and multimedia collaboration with 10 multidisciplinary Amazonian indigenous artists. Silhouettes and backgrounds dance in harmony in SYNCHRONIZED SERPENT, a collaboration between Argentinian artist Cecilia Bengolea and the Jamaican national synchronised swimming team. Video installation LA COPLA IN THE AMPHITHEATRE OF QUEBRADA DE LAS CONCHAS by Argentinian collective G.R.A.pa shows the Calchaqui Valleys’ landscapes, where Diaguitas’ songs have been reverberating for hundreds of years. Co-presented with the Chilean Department of Culture, moving image installation THEY GAVE ME A MAP (and I drew them a line) by UK-based Chilean/Indian artist Shalini Adnani combines satellite images from Google Earth with images of mourning women to explore land, loss and displacement.
To celebrate the launch of CASA’s art installation in Brixton Village, a party will take place on 16 September (6-11pm) in the Brixton Village courtyard, offering the opportunity for visitors to meet some of CASA’s Latinx artists while enjoying live music by Brixton Village Lates, as well as food and drinks. And on 18 September, Argentinian director, playwright and visual artist Fernando Rubio invites the community of London to participate in the collective performance A MINUTE TO CELEBRATE OUR DEAD. Starting from Brixton Village courtyard at 3pm, each participant will reconstruct the memory of a loved one or a person they miss, celebrating them through a ritual act.