2018 | Salt Cartographies by Elvira Santamaría
Salt, being a mineral essential for life, has numerous positive and negative symbolic values across various cultures. Historically, salt has been used as a currency, as gift, as salary, or as punishment and destruction. Currently salt’s role is reduced to health and culinary concerns, but it retains a metaphorical link to elusive psychic processes and realities: change, transformation, formation, disintegration, entropy, catastrophe, regeneration. This 3-day durational performance was a cartographic work of memory and reflections focusing on the relationship between Mexico and a North American economic context.
Co-presented by 7a11*d International Festival of Performance Art.