Exhibition

Rastro (Trace), 2015: Performance by Elizabet Cerviño

16 Sep 2015

Event times

15:00 - ca. 17:00

House of Egorn

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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Travel Information

  • M29 Potsdamer Brücke
  • U2 Potsdamer Platz, U1 Kurfürstenstr
  • S-Bahn Potsdamer Platz

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It all begins in the Sierra Maestra in Cuba - the mountains where the armed rebellion began that culminated in the Revolution of 1959 - and it ends near the centre of political power in Germany.

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Elizabet Cerviño has collected river pebbles and stones in what is now a Cuban National Conservation area. These will be ‘donated' to Berlin; another city in another country. Rewriting discourses of power, nation and land, the artist comments on the idea of the Homeland in an age of displacements. 

Dressed in white as a symbol of purity and transparency, Elizabet Cerviño will drag a heavy load of stones wrapped in a sheet behind her while making her way from the gallery to the Reichstag. As a trace, she leaves a path of stones, marking a personal ‘Ariadne’s thread’.

Through this donating gesture, Elizabet Cerviño, changes both the landscape of the Sierra Maestra as well as the Berlin landscape. As a landscape artist, Elizabet Cerviño’s new work is similar to ‘Silk Road’, a piece produced in the streets of Havana, now included in the collection of the Cuban National Museum of Fine Arts.

The  performance may last about 2-3 hours and will pass through the Tiergarten via the canal, the Spree, the Reichstag and other locations. You are invited to follow the artist on her path, attend the beginning at the gallery or drop in along the way as you please.

 

 

 

 

Exhibiting artists

Elizabet Cerviño

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