2013 “Sur” and “Hombre de Barrio” at Hitparaden 1
Hector Canonge’s piece “Sur” was a multimedia performance evoking the southern skies of Latin America and the present conditions of plurinationalism in the continent by celebrating an ritual that included dry earth, several costume changes, and bondage using ribbons in the Argentinian national colors.
Hambre de Barro/Man of Clay
Hector’s second performance for Hitparaden 1 took place in public space. Dressed all in black with a pretty tie, he proceeds to cover his entire body in brown clay and than takes a walk across the busy squares of central Copenhagen. The work refers to the mythical origins of mankind in many ancient cultures, the ephemeral nature of our existence and our creations as well as the inevitable passage of time.
About the Artist
Hector Canonge is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City where he studied Comparative Literature, Filmmaking, and Integrated Media Arts. His work incorporates the use of new-media technologies, physical environments, cinematic and performance art narratives. In his work he explores and treats issues related to construction of identity, gender roles, and the politics of migration. Challenging the white box settings of a gallery or a museum, or intervening directly in public spaces his performances mediate movement, endurance, and ritualistic processes. Some of his actions and carefully choreographed performances involve collaborating with other artists and interacting with audiences.
More information on the artist’s website.