Habla conmigo

I have a golden suitcase and travel with it to Bolivia in South America. The suitcase was given to me by my mother, Switzerland, and it always holds the essential things I need to live. Except for encounters. Those always have to happen anew.

 

I was involved in an exhibit including performances of several European and Bolivian artists at the Museo Tamblo La Paz. We were invited to show our art there. Initially, I was perplexed. What should I show here, and why? I didn’t want to rehash one of the performances I had done in Europe. First of all, I wanted to find out where I was, what kind of country that was, what kind of people. Whom am I creating a relation with here? That is how Habla conmigo was conceived. I traveled through the Andes for a week and spent two weeks on public squares in La Paz. I always put up a sign asking people to speak to me (“Habla conmigo”). People could choose a card with a question on it. That defined the subject of a conversation: questions about the community, the relationship between Europe and Bolivia, questions of political perspective and cultural imprints. The conversations were turned into texts and portraits which I made available to the museum visitors in the shape of a “wall-book” – a wall full of pictures and texts about my encounters with Bolivians. For the duration of the exhibit, art students continued the Habla conmigo performance at the museum with visitors. Here are some excerpts (photographs and texts) from the wall-book.

 

 

 

 

Concept, performance:

Andreas Liebmann

 

Curator:

Harm Lux

 

Produktion

Museo Tambo, La Paz

 

 

the book (fotos & texts)

text example 1

text example 2

 

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