Supaypawawan

CLOTHING / PERFORMANCE

supaypawawan
To Be Born By Weaving is a group of reflections about identities under construction. Such reflections recognize the existence of the dominant hierarchization aforementioned, and in the same way, they try to escape the epistemological rigidness by re-organize themselves in organic ways. In that sense, the show utilizes known symbols but also creates new ones, achieving an aesthetic conversation between known cultural marks, contemporary art and new ways to express an aesthetic mestizaje. (more…)

Supaypawawan is a clothing and an ongoing performance. The clothing is developed in conversation with Andean folk aesthetic ways to portray spiritual entities. Supaypawawan* (Son/Daughter of Supay**) is a clothing and a performance of an identity under construction.

On the contrary of the poignant  clothing developed by Mexican performer Guillermo Gomez-Pena (La Pocha Nostra), Supaypawawan is not built from reflections of the self as a parody of colonial practices of representation, but over reflections of the self as a continuation of mythological practices. In this sense, the clothing develops a conversation with folkloric representations and questions how traditional imagery can change through generations.

Supaypawawan forms part of To Be Born By Weaving Project.
As a performance, interacts within different locations and date. On October 12 (1492) I, the clothing interacts within Canada’s west coast culture on Thanksgiving day.

Supaypawawan (Quechua): Son/Daughter of Supay
Supaypawawan (common use): evil, mischievous, travieso/a
Supay (Quechua): Diablo. Andean entity.

 

 

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